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SUN TZU THE ART OF WAR Sun Tzu was a Chinese general from around 500 BC A collection of essays on the art of war is attributed to Sun Tzu These are the earliest know treatises on the subject Two thousand five hundred years ago these principles were a novel Back then war was very disorganized and more or less a giant free-for-all and for what is known organized military strategy did not exist At least in written from until The Art of War There is a story about Sun Tzu and it said that he commended an army of thirty thousand men in a battle against an army of two hundred thousand men and won Had his opponent know of his principles or had some of his own the outcome would most likely been different Sun Tzu was unknown to his contemporaries until he wrote the Art of War The Manuscript brought him attention from King Ho Lu who appointed him to the rank of general With his military genius and strategies he became a legendary figure in his own time We must realize that Sun Tzu was not a businessman a strategy game enthusiast or a diplomat he was fighting real wars in ancient China It was not till later on in the history humanity when we began to apply the teachings in his manuscript to mental wars than physical wars The Art of War is divided into thirteen chapter and their names are Laying Plans Waging War Attack By Stratagem Tactical Dispositions Energy Weak Points And Strong Maneuvering Variation In Tactics The Army On The March Terrain The Nine Situations The Attack By Fire and finally The Use Of Spies There are a growing number of translations on the art of war mostly titled Sun Tzu The Art of War but you can find the
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