Carl von Clausewitz

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Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz

Carl von Clausewitz in Prussian service, painting by Karl Wilhelm Wach
Allegiance Prussia
Years of service 1792–1831
Rank Major-General

Karl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz (IPA: [ˈklaʊzəvɪts]) (July 1, 1780[1]November 16, 1831) was a Prussian soldier who wrote about war and the military. He wrote the book On War, in which he said that "War is the continuation of politics by other means."

On War[change | change source]

In his book, On War, Clausewitz wrote how to win a war, how to build an army, and what war is. He did not think war was an art or a science. Instead, war was about people, money, and land.

References[change | change source]

  1. Christopher Bassford. (2002). Clausewitz and his Works. Clausewitz.com. Accessed 2007-06-31.

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