Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

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“It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both…” Is the iconic text written by Niccolo Machiavelli in his “infamous” work of literature, The Prince. However, the book was popular posthumously. The Prince was created as a gift to appease Lorenzo Medici. Because Machiavelli had conspired against the powerful Florentine Lorenzo Medici. In consequence, Medici forced exile upon Machiavelli. The prince was successfully delivered to Medici. Ironically, Medici had not taken a glance over Machiavelli’s masterpiece; until it discovered by someone years later. The prince is no ordinary book that consists: exposition, climax, and the resolution. The gift to Lorenzo Medici resembles more like a brochure, how to guide, or even an advice on …show more content…

Hey, that sound familiar, more like the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917! When Vladimir Lenin and his Communist Party overthrew the Czar and his family and became Russia’s(USSR) first communist dictator. Machiavelli’s idea about becoming an effective king reflects upon the citizens admiration or devotion to their ruler. Personally, I believe any citizen would be loyal to a charismatic or a prideful monarch. Like, Queen Elizabeth II she may be a figurehead but, her glamourous styles and communication to her people certifies her to beloved by the English citizens. Machiavelli’s comment on controlling acquired territory victoriously; is to create a colony. Transporting citizens to newly acquired territory is much simpler to rule than to rule unknown people in the newly acquired territory. Like, the European conquest and discovery of Americas. There, many European powerhouses sent their citizens to their soon to be colony so they can practice the theology of mercantilism. Honestly, the prince would be useful gift for Lorenzo but, he didn’t care. Many notable dictators and monarchs must have referenced this book for their personal guidance for ruling for sure! It was rumored that during Adolph Hitler’s death he carried the prince in his coat, which I feel unease because he was close to rule the world! If it was not for the victory for Soviets in the Battle of Stalingrad; when thousands of German soldiers were starving and freezing to death in the

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