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The Prince written by Niccolo Machiavelli is a balancing act between what makes a prince good and what can destroy a prince Machiavelli believes that there is a wrong as well as a right way to rule a country There are also some prime examples of past rulers and nations and how their rule was effected by the cause Some of Machiavellis reasoning of cause and effect were somewhat bias His use of old regimes vary from the Holy Roman Empires glory days to some of his present day eventsAs I was reading I felt that Machiavelli was saying that he disagreed with the way a ruler of a country ruled This made me feel that Machiavelli felt a ruler should have a medium not a one-sided ruler Machiavelli shows some bias I feel that the book reads as one big bias I feel that one of the major biases would be the equal medium If one can not achieve peace then one must destroy to achieve balance I feel that if a ruler must destroy the conquered lands without achieving peace the ruler has achieved nothing Also Machiavelli states the question Is it better to be loved or feared Machiavelli states that it is better to be feared I feel that it is better to be both feared by enemies and loved by the people Even though the power of fear is stronger than love in the end fear has no standing If a ruler creates fear the people will do what is necessary for fear of repercussions however if a ruler shows love people are much more willing to go through the extra step without the loss of life Machiavelli shows noting more than a type of self-help for heads of state I feel that even though it may not be it is Machiavelli is also showing his hope for a unified Italy Machiavelli tries to prove the benefits in the theory of
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