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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did previous theorists exclude from the rules according to Clausewitz?

2. What does Clausewitz say influences the answers provided by men about the war?

3. What does Clausewitz say can alleviate fear in an army and improve performances?

4. What faulty concept did theorists try to condense previous theories in according to Clausewitz?

5. What does Clausewitz say clouds the reality of one's position within a situation?

Short Essay Questions

1. When do the hostilities end according to Clausewitz?

2. What does Clausewitz says about great commanders?

3. What does Clausewitz say about routine?

4. What does Clausewitz say of the analysis of several battles at the same time?

5. What is strategy, according to Clausewitz?

6. What does Clausewitz say about war strategy education?

7. What is important to the soldiers of an army according to Clausewitz?

8. What does Clausewitz think of physical and moral components of an army?

9. What must the strategist in charge of a war do according to Clausewitz?

10. Why does Clausewitz believe that the wars between civilized countries are less cruel and destructive than between savages?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Clausewitz says that each side compels its opponent to follow suit until the extreme of force is reached. Do you think that that concept is still valid today? Analyze the yearly number of war victims in the last century to build your argument.

Essay Topic 2

What does Clausewitz say about officers in "On War"? Explain the contradiction of looking for the best officers, but only considering aristocrats for those positions and not from among the other 90% of the people. Use the text and secondary sources to support your statements.

Essay Topic 3

How does Clausewitz see the foot soldier of the Prussian army? Use the social landscape of the 19th century to explain Clausewitz' views.

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