Analysis Of Machiavelli's The Prince

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In Machiavelli’s The Prince, Machiavelli gives an instructional guide on how to gain and keep political power. This instruction manual gives essential strategies on how to achieve political dominance; if one uses these strategies to their full capability, then one achieves complete political dominance over their citizens and any opposition that may rise. Using Machiavelli’s writing is essential for political domination. President Trump’s political and professional career can be framed with The Prince, specifically on his inherited principality, the strategies on keeping these principalities, and how he is not using Machiavelli’s teachings to their full potential.
One of the first principles that Machiavelli writes about is the different kinds
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Trumps new principality is his presidency and his ineffective rule over the country. First, Machiavelli writes that the new conquer must destroy the old prince and his entire family. Trump succeeded in this step by winning the election. Second, Machiavelli writes that the new conquer of the new principality must not change the way of living for the citizens, like raising taxes or changing laws that the people are not used to being ruled under, or as Machiavelli writes, the new ruler must be ready for a revolt amongst the citizens. However, President Trump is changing many laws and therefore is changing the way of life for the American people. For example, Trump and the Republican controlled congress are trying to abolish important pieces of legislation, such as Obamacare, Women’s reproductive rights, and the livelihood of undocumented immigrants. Machiavelli advises against changing the lives of the citizens, because this will cause the citizens to gain feelings of animosity towards you and your rule that is being imposed on them. It is apparent through the many examples of protest throughout the country that the American citizens are not content with these changes that has been put upon on the citizens of

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