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Karl von Clausewitz

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Clausewitz, Karl von (1780–1831), Prussian general, strategist, and military historian. His book On War (1833) revolutionized military thinking after his death. Defining war as an extension of diplomacy, he urged the destruction of enemy forces, morale, and resources, and has thus been called the prophet of total war, although he favored defensive fighting.

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