Definition of Clausewitz

1. Noun. Prussian general and military theorist who proposed a doctrine of total war and war as an extension of diplomacy (1780-1831).

Exact synonyms: Karl Von Clausewitz
Generic synonyms: Full General, General

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clausewitz

Claude Monet
Claude Shannon
Claudio Monteverdi
Claudius' cells
Claudius' fossa
Claudius I
Claudius Ptolemaeus
Clausewitz (current term)
Claviceps purpurea
Claybrook's sign
Claytonia caroliniana
Claytonia virginica

Literary usage of Clausewitz

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1. Clausewitzian Friction & Future War by Barry D. Watts (1996)
"^In an unfinished note believed to have been written in 1830, the year before Clausewitz died, he offered this appraisal of the manuscript his widow ..."

2. 40 Km Into Lebanon: Israel's 1982 Invasion by H. Thomas Davis (1995)
"Indeed, the evidence clearly indicates that Clausewitz would have found much ... Clausewitz CONSIDERED Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) was an outstanding ..."

3. International Law and the World War by James Wilford Garner (1920)
"German Theory in Respect to Instrumentalities and Means; Views of von Clausewitz, von Hartmann, and von Moltke. Karl von Clausewitz, the oracle from whom ..."

4. German World Policies: (Der Deutsche Gedanke in Der Welt) by Paul Rohrbach (1915)
"... VI OUR FOREIGN POLICY Clausewitz, our great philosopher and historian of war has said: "The best strategy is to be strong always, not only generally, ..."

5. The Development of Strategical Science During the 19th Century by Rudolf von Caemmerer (1905)
"In 1812 Clausewitz entered the Russian service, was employed on the General Staff, and thus able to gain much experience in the most gigantic of all the ..."

6. History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of by Archibald Alison (1856)
"... genius and falsehood which so often characterise even the greatest men of the Celtic. General Clausewitz had not the immense advantage enjoyed by ..."

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