Machiavelli The Prince

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September 10, 2015

 

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By fortune or strength, a prince can acquire a new principality with his own army or with the arms of others. Summary ? Chapter II: Hereditary Principalities Chapter II is the first of three chapters focusing on methods to govern and maintain principalities. Machiavelli dismisses any discussion of republics, explaining that he has "discussed them at length on another occasion"?a reference to Book 1 of his Discourses...
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Machiavelli dismisses any discussion of republics, explaining that he has "discussed them at length on another occasion"?a reference to Book 1 of his Discourses. Machiavelli notes that it is easier to govern a hereditary state than a new principality for two main reasons. First, those under the rule of such states are familiar with the prince's family and are therefore accustomed to their rule...
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