Theatre (warfare)

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In warfare, a theatre or theater is an area where there are many battles. Theatres are bordered by peaceful areas.

Some wars are fought in one theatre. Other wars are fought in many different theatres. There were many theatres in World War I and World War II. The Napoleonic wars were the first multi-theatre war in modern times.

The use of the word "theatre" for war was first seen in the book "On War" by Carl von Clausewitz.