Wilsonianism

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Wilsonianism or Wilsonian are words used to describe a certain type of ideological perspective on foreign policy. The term comes from the ideology of United States President Woodrow Wilson and his famous Fourteen Points that he believed would help create world peace if implemented.

Common principles that are often associated with "Wilsonianism" include:

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  • President George W. Bush developed a Wilsonian foreign policy under the "Freedom Agenda" project. Highlights of his foreign policy included making the Middle East safe for democracy, building a democratic government in Afghanistan so as to prevent the Taliban from making a comeback, and meeting with democracy and human rights activists from Burma, China, Cuba, and Venezuela.[8]

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References

  1. ^ Erez Manela, The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 41-42.
  2. ^ Antonio Cassese, Self-Determination of Peoples: A Legal Reappraisal (Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 19-21.
  3. ^ "Woodrow Wilson and foreign policy". EDSITEment. National Endowment for the Humanities. 
  4. ^ "Woodrow Wilson, Impact and Legacy". Miller Center. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  5. ^ "Woodrow Wilson". Spartacus Education. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  6. ^ Steigerwald, David. Wilsonian idealism in America Page 58. Cornell University Press. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  7. ^ "PBS Presidential Biography". Public Broadcasting System. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  8. ^ https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/infocus/freedomagenda/
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