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    The name mercenary defines someone who is hired to participate in an armed conflict but is not part of a regular army or other governmental military force. Mercenaries fight for money or other recompense rather than for political interests. In the last century, mercenaries have increasingly come to be seen as less entitled to protections by rules of war than non-mercenaries. Until recently, these categories who sold military services for money were called mercenaries. Now, they are called Private Military Service Companies (PMSCs), they have both advantages and disadvantages. In this research paper, South Sudan will be used as an example. The PMSCs who are operating in South Sudan are the constant topic of a largely unspoken and misleading…

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    The name mercenary defines someone who is hired to participate in an armed conflict but is not part of a regular army or other governmental military force. Mercenaries fight for money or other recompense rather than for political interests. In the last century, mercenaries have increasingly come to be seen as less entitled to protections by rules of war than non-mercenaries. Until recently, these categories who sold military services for money were called mercenaries. Now, they are called…

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    hand. When it comes to what kind of military Machiavelli he made it clear that he believes that the military should be strictly made up of citizens of the region that the ruler controls. Machiavelli states in Chapter XII that “Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous…mercenaries are disunited, thirsty for power, undisciplined, and disloyal”. Machiavelli made it clear in his writings that he trusts no military other than one that is homegrown. Caesare Borgia was the son of Pope…

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    follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme” (22). A prince who is not intelligent and wise, will never be able to maintain power because he will be too dependent on others to help him which causes conflict of interest and leads to the fall of power unless he is to choose wise men to be his counsel. I think that these are reasonable because they are not easily countered and use multiple historical examples to justify them although I do not necessarily agree…

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    In Utopia, there is almost no need for war and if it were ever to occur the Utopians do not battle their foes. “ so that they hire soldiers from all places for carrying on their wars; but chiefly from the Zapolets... Great numbers of them will frequently go out, and offer themselves for a very low pay, to serve any that will employ them” (More. 146-147). Hiring these mercenaries is an excellent choice because it removes the risk of a utopian going out to war and being eliminated. This would keep…

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    at that time. Stating a ruler must always pay close attention to the military, if he has any hope of maintaining power. Despite stating four types of armies, he has a strong opinion of two types of armies both mercenaries, whom of which he claims are completely idiotic, useless, and void of any logic. Mercenaries are hired soldiers, Machiavelli is entirely against the use of mercenaries, and we have quotes in the book to support this claim. "...if one holds his state on the basis of…

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    whatever is necessary to achieve the goal of acquiring and retaining power. Though Machiavelli derived his pragmatic view of human nature from the political climate of his time, many of his ideas are still pertinent today, for they contain aspects that have been incorporated into our very own country’s foundation, proving them timeless. Throughout the entirety of Machiavelli’s explanations of how to approach different obstacles that may arise, his firm belief that mankind is fickle and…

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    There is a type of anti-hero known as a mercenary. Mercenaries’ complete jobs given by their client and once they get that job done, they receive a huge reward. The job given to them may be a good deed or a bad thing, which makes mercenaries antiheroes due to their selfish greed of money. Mercenaries’ don’t care what side they are on, as long as they receive something in the end for their own personal gain, they will almost do anything to receive their credit. These kinds of antiheroes do their…

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    Accumulating wealth to pay off foreign mercenaries in the event of a major crisis or emergency is just being prepared. The most unexpected things happen when you least expect them. The Utopians in Thomas More’s book Utopia weren’t very fond of war but realized it was something that had to be done if need be. It was because of this they trained for it constantly but still hired mercenaries to do their dirty work. It’s better to use cannon fodder before using your own troops. They do all of…

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    A self-sufficient prince is one who can withstand any siege baring his own arms, exclusively by means of the defenses of his own possession. “The chief foundation of all states, be they new, old, or mixed, is good laws and good armies” (72). “Good laws cannot subsist without good armies, and likewise, the presence of a good army indicates the existence of good laws” (72). In the revelations of technique and strategy of gaining and keeping political control in the world renowned study, The…

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