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Vom Kriege is the basic work on the Western way of war. For Clauswitz, war is "politics by other means". It concentrates on defeating the enemy by massing overwhelming force at the enemy's weak point. In his rationalistic model, the prince (or other governing elite) begins with a set of objectives and chooses the most cost-effective way of accomplishing them. If force is seen as that way, then the prince chooses war. When the objectives have been achieved, then the war has been won regardless of conditions and dispositions on the field.

Clausewitz is read by every officer cadet in every decent military academy in the world.

67 editions First published in 1873

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On War
October 18, 2007, bnpublishing.com
Hardcover in English
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On War
July 1, 2007, Echo Library
Paperback in English
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On War (Oxford World's Classics)
February 26, 2007, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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On war
2006, Oxford University Press
in English
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On War
March 30, 2006, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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On war
2006, Oxford University Press
in English
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On War
October 12, 2005, bnpublishing.com
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: De la guerra
De la guerra
2005, La Esfera de los Libros
Print book in Spanish
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On War
2004, NuVision Publications
E-book in English
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On War
June 17, 2004, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Paperback in English
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Vom Kriege.
January 1, 2003, Ullstein Tb
Paperback in German
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On War
September 2002, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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On War
September 2002, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Clausewitz on strategy
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Vom Kriege.
August 1, 2000, CORMORAN IM SUEDWEST VLG
Hardcover in German
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On War
August 1997, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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On War
December 1997, Collectors Reprints
Hardcover in English
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On War
January 1, 1997, Diane Pub Co
Paperback in English - Revised and Abridged edition
Cover of: Pensieri sulla guerra
Cover of: Kriegstheorie und Kriegsgeschichte
Kriegstheorie und Kriegsgeschichte
1993, Verlag Deutscher KLassiker
in German
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On War
May 25, 1993, Everyman's Library
Hardcover in English
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On War (Everyman's Library Classics)
May 20, 1993, Everyman's Library
Hardcover - New Ed edition
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On war
1993, Alfred A. Knopf
in English
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On war
1992, Princeton U.P.
in English
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On War
June 1, 1989, Princeton University Press
Paperback in English - Reprint edition
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On war
1984, Princeton University Press
in English
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On war
1984, Princeton University Press
in English
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On War (Penguin Classics)
November 18, 1982, Penguin Classics
in English
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Vom Kriege: hinterlassenes Werk des Generals Carl von Clausewitz : vollständige Ausgabe im Urtext, drei Teile in einem Band.
1980, Dümmlers Verlag
in German - 19. Aufl., Jubiläumsausg. / mit erneut erweiterter historisch-kritischer Würdigung von Werner Hahlweg.
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Vom Kriege.
1980, Ullstein Materialien
in German
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On war
1976, Princeton University Press
in English
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On war
1976, Princeton University Press
in English
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Vom Kriege.
1973, Dümmler
in German
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On war, by Carl von Clausewitz
1968, Penguin
in English - New and revised ed / edited by F.N. Maude, abridged edited with an introduction by Anatol Rapoport.
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On War
September 1968, Penguin Books Ltd
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On war.
1968, Penguin Books
in English
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On war.
1968, Routledge and K. Paul
in English - New and rev. ed. with an introd. and notes by F. N. Maude.
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On war
1968, Penguin
in English - [New & revised ed., edited by F. N. Maude, abridged]; edited with an introduction by Anatol Rapoport.
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On war
1968, Barnes & Noble
in English - New and rev. ed. [Edited by] F.N. Maude
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A short guide to Clausewitz on war
1967, Weidenfeld Nicolson
in English
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A short guide to Clausewitz on war.
1967, Putnam
in English - [1st American ed.]
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A short guide to Clausewitz on war
1967, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
in English
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On war.
1966, Routledge
in English - New and rev. ed.
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On war
1966, Routledge and K. Paul
in English - New and rev. ed.
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Vom Kriege
January 1, 1963, Rowohlt Tb.
Paperback in German
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On war
1962, Routledge & K. Paul
in English - New and rev. ed., 7th impression / with introd. and notes by F. N. Maude
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Vom Kriege: hinterlassenes Werk.
1957, Verlag des Ministeriums für Nationale Verteidigung
in German
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On war
1956, Routledge and K. Paul
in English - New and rev. ed.
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On war.
1956, Barnes & Noble
in English - New and rev. ed. with introd. and notes by F.N. Maude. 6th impression.
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Vom Kriege: hinterlassenes Werk.
1952, F. Dummler
in German - 16 Aufl. Vollstandige Ausg. im Urtext mit historisch-kritischer Wurdigung von Werner Hahlweg.
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On war
1950, Infantry Journal Press
in English
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On war.
1950, Infantry Journal Press
in English
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On war
1943, The Modern library
in English
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Vom kriege.
1940, Insel-verlag
in German - Um veraltetes gekürzte ausgabe, herausgegeben von Friedrich von Cochenhausen.
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Vom Kriege.
1937, Vier Falken
in German
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... Vom kriege: hinterlassenes werk.
1937, Vier falken verlag
in German
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Vom Kriege.: Hrsg. von Friedrich von Cochenhausen.
1935, Insel-Verlag
in German - Gekürzte Ausg.
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War according to Clausewitz
1918, Cassell and Company, Ltd
in English
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Vom Kriege: eine Auswahl
1915, Koehler & Amelang
- 7. Auflage.
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On war
1908, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.
- New and rev. ed. ; with introduction and notes by Colonel F.N. Maude.
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On war
1908, Kegan Paul, Trench, Tri bner
in English
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On war
1908, Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru bner
in English
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On war
1908, Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru bner
in English
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On war
1873, N. Trübner & Co.
in English
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On war.
Publish date unknown, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co, Ltd
in English
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