Woodrow Wilson 's Impact On The World And Foreign Relations With Progressive Ideals

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Woodrow Wilson saw the end of the Great War as an opportunity to attempt to remake the World and foreign relations with progressive ideals. His ultimate goal was to establish permanent global peace and international cooperation among a concert of democratic nations. Wilsonianism would greatly impact modern era Presidents’ Foreign policy attempts to influence the world in the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Specifically, after World War II during the Cold War the U.S. was instrumental in the promotion of the safety of all nations from, poverty, want, chaos and authoritarian rule (CP 142). Truman as President took international action to keep the world safe for democracy by carrying out his own interpretation Wilsonian foreign policy known as the Truman Doctrine. The Truman Doctrine sought to combat the spread of communism through financial and military counter-forces. Not all of Truman’s efforts for U.S. intervention were as fruitful for the U.S. internationally or economically as his advisors had predicted. Nor did the Truman Doctrine always create the intended and desired outcomes they had hoped to achieve in securing democratic nations as trading partners and allies against the expansion of communist regimes. The attempts of the United States to remake the World after WWI and WWII were only partially achieved. The United States pursued a successful policy of containment with in Western Europe; however the U.S. failed to accomplish these policies globally with to the…

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