Carl von Clausewitz

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Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz (July 1, 1780 – November 16, 1831) was a German-Prussian soldier and military theorist who stressed the "moral" (in modern terms, psychological) and political aspects of war. His most notable work, Vom Kriege (On War), was unfinished at his death.

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  • ''War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means.''
    Karl Von Clausewitz (1780-1831), Prussian soldier, strategist. On War, author's note (1833), trans. by O.J. Matthijs Jolles (1943). The notion is ...
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