Niccole Machiavelli's The Prince

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In the story of "The Prince" written by Niccole Machiavelli takes place in the sixteenth century, around the time when Italy was not a unified country. Rather, it was more of a collection of city-states, each with its own court and ruler, all aiming to gain power over one another. On top of the commotion from the toggle war of power between the city states, Italy became a battleground for the French, the Spanish, the Germans, and as well as the Catholic Church under the Popes. At the time the Popes had so much power, that they were practically equal to a secular king during that time period. Prior of when Italy became a battle ground the major Italian city-state, the republic of Florence, had established ties as an alliance with the French.…show more content…
He was unfortunately unsuccessful in returning in those 14 years and died in 1527. Despite his end this was how Machiavelli was able to write "The Prince" while he was in exile. I think that 's why the composition of Machiavelli 's treatise in The Prince might have been so direct on how to manage as a ruler. Also, the fact he wanted to return to Florence so bad is probably why Machiavelli mentioned the specifics of a ruler whose aim is to establish and retain control of a new state or to seize and control an existing one. In addition, Machiavelli didn 't take the traditional route for supporting his argument of advice. He didn 't bother using any ethical or philosophical principles as the base for his advice he was trying to give. Instead, he used his own political program on real-life examples as his foundation to his treatise. Which is probably one of the reasons why "The Prince" got so much negative criticism. Machiavelli is practically stepping out of line by explaining what a prince should or should not do in pursuit of his…show more content…
A president comes to mind Harry S Truman, while he was viewed as someone who is confident, bold, a leader. His decision making for his people really resembles Machiavelli, especially when he gave the green light to bomb the japanese with the newly invented atomic bomb. Once he made a decision, he forgot about it and went on to bomb then again in the city of Nagasaki. Moreover, he knew presidency wasn 't an easy job so there was a saying he stuck by which is as blunt as Machiavelli 's The Prince, "If you can 't stand the heat, stay out of the
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