The Importance Of The Paradoxical Trinity Of War

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Warfare involves many characteristics from ideologies such as Fredrick the Great and Clausewitz that guided their philosophies and theories on war. However, it was Clausewitz who introduced and stressed the importance of the paradoxical trinity of war - Emotion, Reason, and Chance. A logical, organized way of thinking and understanding the social dynamics, as well as the complexities of the political and military realities into the Western military that brought about real-life implications. While applicable during Frederick the Great era the paradoxical trinity was not prevalent as it is now in today’s modern society.
1. The US Civil War and conflict in Iraq validates the paradoxical trinity remains relevant in the nineteenth and early twentieth
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