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In the ancient time war was very common and brutal. In the age of bloody civil war of 2500 years ago, a Chinese military commander, strategist and philosopher name Sun Tzu came into picture. After successfully defending the state of Wu against his neighbor to to the west, a book formally known as master of military methods was created which later become as the art of war. A great book written in Chinese language. The art of war is the most influential strategy on war ever written consisting of thirteen chapters each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It’s a shape the way in which conflicts have been for thousands of years from the Japanese samurai to the Napoleonic war not only has the book on influence but all over the world.

It has had resounding effects on politics, sports and business to this day. The art of war is of vital importance to the state it’s a matter of life and death, a road to to safety or to ruin pence is a subject of enquiring which can on no account be neglected. Sun Tzu as a holistic philosopher follow correctly and study thoroughly to make you victorious. Sun Tzu says, avoid what is strong and strike that’s what is weak. It was a strong believer that winning the war with this little unnecessary combat as possible is the key to true victory. 

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting and the key to doing so is strategy. If your opponent is arrogant pretend to be weak, so he will underestimate you. If he was relaxing, attack and give him no rest. If its forces a United, separate them. Sun Tzu essentially saying that if you know your opponents weaknesses and how to exploit them, you will never lose.

 Sun Tzu says, if you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the result of hundred battles. During the mid 1960 the war took place between the north Vietnamese communists with the United States of America. Instead of confronting the Americans had on the Vietnamese had a different idea in mind they used unconventional guerilla warfare tactics which included hits and run strategies. This proved very effective against much larger military, so guerrilla warfare tactics allowed them to inflict significant damage while keeping that casualties to a minimum. They also had on power knowledge of the terrain this included a vast network of underground tunnels allowing them to evade carpet bombing and escape the enemy. The terrain was also laced with various booby traps and land mines even though the Vietnamese and north Vietnamese were heavily armed by the American superpower. They were still able to defeat them as they truly understood Sun Tzu’s philosophy. 

Hence when we are able to attack, we must seem unable when using the forces. We must appear inactive when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away. When far away we must make them believe we had this philosophy. The world will to invasion of Normandy known as D. day. The British created several fictional units of troops stationed in Scotland who were ready to invade Europe through its northern regions in particular Scandinavia. They then use several misinformation techniques to persuade hit.

The art of war teaches us how to pick and win our battles rather than focusing on brute force. Experienced knowledge and method are essential. Since Sun Tzu divert us to measure and calculate for our enemies and ourselves. So we can be victorious before even making a move. Sun Tzu teaches us how to be wise than our opponents, deceive and manipulate them and use any situation to our advantage. He emphasized on wisdom, heaven factor and earth factor. At the same time he urges us to defeat enemy without fighting. Reducing suffering is a great art. If we can defeat an enemy without bloodshed lead with wisdom and compassion while maintaining discipline and adapt to the changing nature of heaven and earth then war is truly an art. 

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