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    does Machiavelli recommend them? In Chapters 6 and 7, the vices that are considered useful and advisable are a prince should not avoid vices like cruelty and dishonest if it does not harm the state. Furthermore, there are ability and fortune that mitigate in becoming a prince. Machiavelli recommend them because it is the duty of a prince to protect his state. Describe Francesco Sforza and Cesare Borgia, as they are discussed in Chapter 7. Why does Machiavelli dedicate almost the entirety of the chapter to Cesare Borgia? In Chapter 7, it was described that Francesco Sforza, with great ability. Francesco Sforza began as a private person then rose up to become Duke of Milan, and had acquired with a thousands anxieties he kept with little trouble. On the other hand, Cesare Borgia, called by the people Duke Valentino, had acquired his state during the ascendancy of his father and lost it due to bad fortune. In addition, Machiavelli dedicate almost the entirety of the chapter to Cesare Borgia to analysis the journey of Borgia whose rise depended on the favor of others and view Borgia as an ideal for princely conquerors. Describe the role of armies according to Machiavelli in Chapters 12-14. Pay specific attention to why they must be strong, have different types of troops and the value of them, and the military duty of the prince. The role of armies according to Machiavelli in Chapters 12-14 is which helps the prince to defend his state. The armies is the foundation of…

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    Machiavelli finds an example of a virtuous prince in Cesare Borgia, described as a skillful leader who was only defeated by the negative effects of fortuna (Ryan, 2012, p.371). On the other hand, Agathocles is presented as a tyrant, whose form of ruling was dishonorable. He was freely elected by the citizens of Syracuse, and then made himself a tyrant, holding this position (Ryan, 2012, p.377). However, a close analysis…

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    Another example of Borgia’s wisdom as a duke can be identified when examining the period of rule after he had taken over Romagna. Machiavelli is especially enthralled by Borgia’s cunning and effective use of cruelty. He even encourages the actions of Borgia to be “imitated” by future princes (29). This example of “cruelty-well-used”, as Machiavelli calls it, is recognized after Borgia notices the civil disunity within his kingdom. The subjects were so used to having their possessions taken from…

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    the city-states caused a change in social class that led to a large range of effects throughout Europe. Italy during the Renaissance was extremely corrupt, and the wealth in Italy was being taken from the nobles, such as the Pope, and being given to these ruthless and vindictive families who would eliminate their competition at any cost. Machiavelli at this time was witnessing all the corruption that was taking place in Italy which led to him writing The Prince. In the text, Machiavelli…

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    Machiavelli was an Italian political scientist. Many believe his teaching were that of evil and greed. As the political theorist that he was, He stressed the importance of brute, and even in some cases malicious force to keep the order of society, Anyone who defected from the prince's orders did not make it very far without some form of punishment following close by. To further back this claim, this paper will look into the evidence written by the man himself and others who cross examined his…

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    The actual documentary is called ‘Who’s Afraid of Machiavelli’ but you would be better off referring to the stimulus or stimulus clip). . This is evident in chapter 15 of his treatise, “If a ruler wants to survive, he’ll have to learn to stop being good, at least when the occasion demands”. The didactic tone of Machiavelli’s prose suggests that it is quintessential for a leader to disguise as a person who lacks morality. To further emphasise this point, he cites an example of Cesare Borgia; an…

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    Nicola Machiavelli’s book “The Prince” consists of theories and experiential advice on what are the true makings of an ideal prince and an effective government based on the life of Cesare Borgia. According to Machiavelli a good ruler should be ruthless and at times unethical in order to maintain power. In addition he stated that preparations for war should be the foremost occupation of a successful leader. Most importantly a successful prince should exhibit virtue. The first most emphasized…

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    Machiavelli stresses the fact that morality is not necessarily connected with the capability of ruling a state, and alludes to how political systems should be organized. If the principles of justice and morality need to be broken in order for the prosperity of the state, that is how the Prince would lead a political system, because Machiavelli believes the ends justify the means. When Machiavelli writes, “In the actions of all men, and especially of princes, where there is no court of appeal,…

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    attempted a Florentine Militia against the return of the Medici Family which `unfortunately failed. Machiavelli persuades Piero Soderini to help reform Italy’s Florentine Republic to restore it to the city and previous military orders. This act of rebellion against the Medici family caused the expulsion of Machiavelli. He was then tortured, put in jail, and forced to abandon his position in politics. While away in jail and exile from politics he began writing ‘The Prince’. Which was…

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    able to grasp Machiavelli’s thought pertaining to exercising cruelty in order for a ruler to preserve power and instill fear in his citizens, “There is a general rule to be noted here: People are either to be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance” (512). In chapter seven of The Prince, Machiavelli argues…

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