Introduction Perpetual war, endless war, or a forever war, is a lasting state of war with no clear conditions that would lead to its conclusion. These wars are situations of ongoing tension that may escalate at any moment, similar to the Cold War. From the late 20th century, the concepts have been used to critique… Read More
Introduction The concept of absolute war was a theoretical construct developed by the Prussian military theorist General Carl von Clausewitz in his famous but unfinished philosophical exploration of war, Vom Kriege (in English, On War, 1832). Refer to Perpetual War. The notion of an “absolute form of war” is very clearly derived from the new… Read More
Introduction A fiscal-military state is a state that bases its economic model on the sustainment of its armed forces, usually in times of prolonged or severe conflict. Characteristically, fiscal-military states will subject citizens to high taxation for this purpose. Background In the past, states such as Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden, which were embroiled in… Read More
“Do you want total war? If necessary, do you want a war more total and radical than anything that we can even imagine today?” Josef Goebbels (1897 to 1945) Served as the Minister of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda for the German Third Reich under Adolf Hitler.