Essay on George Machiavelli 's The Prince

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Political views have changed throughout the years with regards to how different Kings, Dictators, Pharaohs, and Princes perceived the foolproof ruler should be. Machiavelli a philosopher and politician, has depicted how he believes a prince should be in his handbook, The Prince. Stating different examples and theories he explains what a prince is entitled to follow to be the unflawed prince. Machiavelli introduces us to terms that define a prince and how they come to be imperative to a well-defined ruling, he thenceforth proceeds to show us the way rulers come into power and how to stay in that power and not lose out for simple mistakes. His handbook can even be seen as a step by step guide to becoming Prince of the decade as it pertains to wars and regulations. Machiavelli’s political philosophy would be the ruling of a Princedom.
To begin Machiavelli states that a princes’ should or more than likely be hereditary, meaning “the sovereignty is derived through an ancient line of ancestors” (Machiavelli 1) because they are easier to maintain. Having a new Princedom will be difficult to maintain due to the fact that change may not always acceptable, and things get worse before they get better, if they get better. Being a hereditary leader will be more convenient because you know your peoples’ language, laws, and values. Princes, as Machiavelli states coming into a new province should have the best intents on its inhabitants avoiding unwanted enemies. Many upon coming into…

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