However that may be, the final goal of human becoming is, according to Hegel,
the synthesis of the warlike existence of the Master and the life of labor
of the Slave. The Man who is fully satisfied by his existence, and who achieves
precisely thereby the historical evolution of humanity, is the Citizen of
the universal and homogenous State, that is, for Hegel, the worker-soldier
of the revolutionary
armies of Napoleon. Therefore it is indeed war (for Recognition) that
terminates History and carries Man to his perfection (=satisfaction). Thus,
Man can perfect himself only to the extent that he is mortal and accepts,
with an awareness of what is involved, the risk of life.
"Death in the Philosophy of Hegel"