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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 does Clausewitz' experience teach him about war and their similarities?

2. What does Clausewitz suggest be done with territories not immediately adjacent to one's country?

3. What does Clausewitz say about holding new territories?

4. What is the most prominent form of defensive tactics according to Clausewitz?

5. According to Clausewitz, why were the Jewish tribes weak as a nation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Clausewitz think of the concentration of forces?

2. What is the focus of every nation according to Clausewitz?

3. How does Clausewitz define defense?

4. What is the theatre of operation according to Clausewitz?

5. What does Clausewitz say of the attack strength?

6. What does Clausewitz say about position and waiting?

7. In what country did Clausewitz serve in the military?

8. What building does Clausewitz say is particularly important in military campaigns?

9. What does Clausewitz say about the priorities in war?

10. What does Clausewitz says tempers his own view on the superiority of defense?

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

Clausewitz says that the result of war is never final. Analyze the wars in Europe for the 30 years prior to the writing of the book and explain why Clausewitz thinks that war is never final. Use the text to support your statements.

Essay Topic 3

Clausewitz qualifies the power of resistance as the product of the total means at his disposal and the strength of his will. Which one is the most important in current asymmetrical war such as Afghanistan and Iraq?

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