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Essay heading: Machiavelli
 
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The Prince was written in an effort to advise new rulers how to keep power once it's gained and acquire even more. A Machiavellian ruler is one of pride, which is esteemed as well as liked by his people, will risk cruelty to attain authority and does not rely on fortune but takes the opportunities given to him...
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But when weighed against each other, is either society better? Although both nation-states are strongly united, how they are united is very different. Under Machiavellian rule there is a great notion of pride and loyalty, along with a ruler willing do to what he asks of others. And yet, Machiavellian rule is also very destructive in that all old regimes taken over must be destroyed and its difficult to keep alliances due to a belief that says to be the cause of someone else's power is to contribute to one's ruin...
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