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Wilsonian Moment in US foreign relations

Like Woodrow Wilson, later American presidents, including Barack Obama, have had their say in inspiring popular movements for democracy in other countries.

The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, seen here behind part of the "Awakening" sculpture in National Harbor, Maryland. The Wilsonian Moment was a turning point in US foreign relations, as it announced an eventual end to colonial empires.

AMERICAN diplomacy has exhibited a radical and revolutionary edge during two momentous eras - Spring of 1919 and Arab Spring of 2010 - by advocating an end to colonial empires in the former case, and promoting democracies over dictatorships in the latter. Woodrow Wilson's policy of championing...

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