Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why does Clausewitz believe that the wars between civilized countries are less cruel and destructive than between savages?
Clausewitz believes wars between civilized countries are less cruel and destructive because of the social conditions of the states. Civilized countries have forces that try to circumvent and moderate the war.
2. What motive to make war always exists according to Clausewitz?
Hostile intention is the motive that always exists in war. Clausewitz says that hostile feelings cannot exist without hostile intention according to Clausewitz.
3. What didn't the invention of gun powder, advances in fire arms and the advance of civilization alter, according to Clausewitz?
Clausewitz claims that the invention of gun powder, advances in fire arms, and the advance of civilization didn't alter the impulse to destroy the enemy and make war.
4. How does Clausewitz calculate the power of resistance of the enemy?
Clausewitz calculates the power of resistance of the enemy using the total means at his disposal and the strength of his will. The total means at his disposal can be measured while the strength of will is harder to determine.
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