2 the soviet army also struggled not only with the lessons of world war i but also with those of the russian civil war the soviet concepts of operational art were the product of. Yet, when it comes to understanding the nature of war and strategy today, none of the works in that canon is spoken of so often, or with such reverence and respect, as clausewitz's on war. Excerpt from essay : clausewitz and world war i the role of various theories and concepts in the first world war has been an issue of considerable concern that has attracted various studies in attempts to understand their influence in the various battles related to the war.
War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it however, it is ironic, that grant, the one general who had little knowledge of jomini, and none of clausewitz, should have broken the stalemate of the american civil war by applying elements of their theories in accomplishing the task. Carl von clausewitz is the first theorist of war (and he remains the best) moreover, he is the first to write and understand war fully there are other great books on this subject such as those written by machiavelli and sun tzu but this is a theory, a great theory of war. In world war ii the idea of total war between races led to inhuman warfare on the eastern front and the enslavement and annihilation of millions of civilians.
While jomini's tactics played a large role on the battlefield, the strategic concepts of carl von clausewitz best characterize the nature of the civil war the writings of clausewitz proved prophetic in three distinct areas: the strength of the defense over the offense, the concept. The theories of both antione-henri jomini and carl von clausewitz, the two most prominent military theorists of the 19th century, can be seen in many aspects of the conflict while jomini's tactics played a large role on the battlefield, the strategic concepts of carl von clausewitz best characterize the nature of the civil war. Part 2 explains the ideas of carl von clausewitz in relation to industrial interstate warfare and its most extreme form, total war the film is set to the extremes of the pacific theatre of world. This portion of the theory of clausewitz is, however, not derived from the generalship of napoleon its root idea comes from an essay in which scharnhorst in 1797 reviewed the revolutionary war of 1792-5, in which napoleon had not yet had a command. World wars, the vietnam war, the arab-israeli 1967 and 1973 wars, that explain war can still be best understood through a careful reading clausewitz's on war.
Clausewitz - strategies of force - strategy: a history - by lawrence freedman chapter 7 clausewitz [w]ar is not an exercise of the will directed at inanimate matter, as is the case with the mechanical arts, or at matter which is animate but passive and yielding, as is the case with the human mind and emotions in the fine arts. Which theorist best characterizes the nature of world war i—jomini or clausewitz use evidence from one of these theorists and from h100 to substantiate your argument (d) final considerations. Question five-page argumentative essaywrite a double-spaced one-page outline of the question for the argumentative essay that includes thethesis, major points, and supporting points of evidence about the argumentative essayquestionwhich theorist best characterizes the nature of world war iã¢â‚¬â€ jomini or clausewitz.
Jomini influenced the american office corp through being taught at west point but in reality during world war 2 if someone can truly identify where his theories were put into practice i would give them a round of applause. Strategic thinking a few decades ago was largely jominian, after baron henri jomini, a swiss military theorist who was a contemporary of clausewitz jomini focused on the mathematics and. Comparison and synthesis: clausewitz approached war as a complex totality, seeing it in what may be called tragic terms, always threatening to escape human control, while jomini saw war largely in personal, heroic terms, controlled by the masterful commander.
On strategy of the same period, produced on war and the principles of war jomini and clausewitz disagreed over the question of whether war is a science or an art. The use of spies comparison of sun tzu and clausewitz: strategic thinking on war conclusion for the conclusion, clausewitz has several key points that we have to remember first is clausewitz viewed war as a fighting, a contest between armies, an instrument of policy and social activities. Principles of war, as developed by baron antoine henri de jomini in the early nineteenth century, first appeared at the united states military academy shortly after its founding in 1802. The us was trying to figure out how to do more with less, and to do so studied german officers and methods in world war ii, which led them to clausewitz they were open to new ideas because of the failure in vietnam, and more clausewitzian ideas entered us military thought.