But if there is in fact any fundamental difference between the two writers beyond Sun Tzu's extreme brevity, which most readers applaud for reasons not always entirely praiseworthyit can probably be traced to their differing approaches to the balance-of-power mechanism.
The irrational and non-rational forces that affect and often drive politics have the same impact on war. This approach could not, however, explain the relatively indecisive and limited warfare of earlier periods, unless earlier generations of soldiers were to be dismissed as fools—a solution Clausewitz ultimately rejected.
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Some such transition words are given below. Land reforms in India. What After the Mains exam? In this year, the recruitment team is moving on to conduct the written test for the candidates who applied to the assistant engineer jobs in NIACL through filling online or offline applications in last month.
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Disaster and disaster management. While Clausewitz's original narrow argument may make sense for a small state like Prussia, whose likely enemies are well known and well understood, it is not applicable to a power like the United States, whose potential opponents offer infinite variety.
There may be paragraphs, especially if the passage is very long or deals with several distinct ideas on a subject. Careful reading will give you an idea of the important details which you cannot leave out in your precis.
Write a summary of the thoughts as you remember them. And do write complete sentences. Theory must never conflict with reality, and thus must be essentially descriptive of war, never prescriptive of action. This quality, again, is not limited to success in an examination, but will help you in the long run.
Quite unlike Jomini, the great German soldier Helmuth von Moltke "the Elder," was a self-professed disciple of Clausewitz.
As Sumida notes, Clausewitz's ideas on "historical reenactment" prefigure the much later ideas of English-language historical theorist R.
Keep a pencil ready. Now comes the process of selection. In such evaluation, actions must be analyzed not only on their own level i.
Refer to a dictionary when in the least doubt, for the very essence of the passage may be lost if you misunderstand a key word or phrase. He expressed his bitterness in a number of sneers "The works of Clausewitz have been incontestably useful, although it is often less by the ideas of the author, than by the contrary ideas to which he gives birth" and in accusations of plagiarism "There is not one of my reflections [on the campaign of ] which he has not repeated".
No theory, no general, should have anything to do with psychological and philosophical sophistries. It is a wrestling match—a contest between independent wills, in which skill and creativity are no more important than personality, chance, emotion, and the various dynamics that characterize any human interaction, including raw strength and power.
Guide to a Successful Precis: The breeze was so strong that the clothes were blown away. A precis is not a paraphrase; it can and, indeed, needs to omit the smaller details, the irrelevant embellishments, that occur in the given passage.
The historian and political analyst in Clausewitz had triumphed over the purely empirical soldier. Read every day, the Editorials and other analyses and reports on the centre-spread of the newspaper.
Ideal war, the intellectual descendant of his earlier term "absolute war" which still appears in older parts of the book represents the exploration of Clausewitz's initial thesis that "war is nothing but a wrestling match on a larger scale.
The breeze was very strong and the clothes, big and small, coloured and white, were blown away. But do not spend too much time on this stage; half a minute for a passage of words should be ample. The role of social structures and processes has more or less been neglected In fact, even in dealing with the so called technical-formal factors, the non-technical-informal processes and politics have not been part of this debate.
Bismarck was not an elected political leader like the prime minister of England: On the issue of the political control of war, Moltke argued that "Strategy can direct its efforts only toward the highest goal that the available means make practically possible. His ambitions thwarted by real or imagined plots against himself, Jomini joined the Russian army in late Reading the passage more than once, is a waste of time.It is an objective online exam comprising of seven sections namely Quantitative Aptitude (20 marks), Reasoning (20 marks), English Language (40 marks), Computer Knowledge (20 marks), General awareness (20 marks), Economics and Social Issues (40 marks) and Agriculture and Rural Development (40.
The first two sets of exercises in the following pages should give you good practice at answering questions to test your comprehension—the multiple choice as well as the descriptive variety. PRECIS A precis, as any dictionary will tell you, is a “summary of a text; an abstract”.
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