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Lao-tzu and Machiavelli wrote essays on what a leader should do to lead his country They both believed their own notions were correct Lao-Tzus idea of peace is very appealing and Machiavellis thoughts on keeping the country armed in times of peace just in case sounds very secure Both of them were wealthy men with links to royalty Lao-Tzu lived with an emperor and Machiavelli was an aristocrat Their opinions on the other hand were as different as night and day But who was right Was Lao-Tzu correct advising everyone to lay down their weapons and love their fellow man Or was Machiavelli ahead of his time knowing that one should remain armed if one wants to keep the country secure Lao-Tzu had a peaceful outlook on life He believed in total and complete pacifism No human being should be cruel use weapons or become a soldier For this they would have to lay down all weapons and put themselves at the mercy of others In modern times this sort of life would be next to impossible to come by Humans are by nature too violent and suspicious of his fellows to even conceive of putting his weapons down An example of this is the early invasion of Africa by the slave traders Many peaceful villages were decimated because they did not believe in fighting They also believed that the slave traders would eventually go home leaving them be The slave traders did not leave and many people were sold into slavery On the other hand the ideas and thoughts of Machiavelli are practiced to this day His idea to arm oneself just in case is mimicked by every major power in the world He thought that to leave oneself open one would invite others to take lands and wealth not belonging to them America and the communist Soviet Union until recently had kept themselves armed to the teeth for fear that the
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