World War Ii and Clausewitz

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Asignment2: Why is Clausewitz called the father of modern strategy? Is this a valid title for him? Introduction As from the Prussian soldiers, Clausewitz had become more knowingly as the Prussian philosopher. The idea of Carl Von Clausewitz had been employed fundamentally in the aspect of strategic studies, military history and defense literature. His thesis, On War which contains eight parts of books had been published by his wife after Clausewitz dead in 1831. The change on the nature in the conduct of war during Clausewitz time was the factor why he needed to reexamine the subjects through his writing. In his time, the warfare that occurred can be categorized as the modern warfare. His intention that On War is going to be the book…show more content…
This kind of the absolute notion of kind also can be found in reality and in our own time. This total war is a condition of violence that it surpasses the ability of policymakers to control it. First and Second World War had saw an amount of extreme violence in each generated to the expensiveness of their political objectives and comparatively happened in a long duration. So the concept of absolute warfare also can be extended in this war of new era. As Sir B. H. Liddell Hart wrote, generals became "intoxicated with the blood-red wine" that they thought they saw in On War." From ideal war, Clausewitz also discussed about the nature of real war. Clausewitz absolute war only means war as an abstraction, ‘war on paper’. Most real events are driven by incomprehensible forces like chance, emotion, bureaucratic irrationalities, and intraorganizational politics. Moreover many strategic decisions are made unconsciously, often long before the outbreak of hostilities. In explored why real war is so different from his abstract model, Clausewitz imposed that real war is constrained by the ever-present social and political context, by human nature, and by the restrictions imposed by time and space. While it’s true that war is an act of force to compel our enemies to do our will, but it is clearly much more than that. Its violence alone cannot account for our actual experience of the phenomena of war. Other modification
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