What Was Woodrow Wilson’s Foreign Policy Called?

President Woodrow Wilson’s foreign policy was called aggressive moral diplomacy. According to Wilson himself, he initiated a foreign policy founded upon moral principles rather than materialism and economic self-interests.

When he became president, Wilson’s initial foreign policy focus was on Latin American and Caribbean nations. He initially spoke of allowing these countries the ability to exercise independence and self-determination. He ultimately adopted one caveat that required these nations to follow democratic principles. One of Wilson’s primary achievements as president was spearheading the creation of an international body called the League of Nations. The League of Nations is the predecessor to the United Nations.