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1Machiavelli was called the first political realist due to the many reasons Machiavellis description of government was a practical efficient machine that made its own rules to fit whatever situation at the time instead of following the laws morals and traditions All political thinkers before Machiavelli treated the use of power as a means to an end The traditional government bound itself to some moral code The only code followed by a Machiavellian prince was the acquisition retention and expansion of power and there were no limits placed on any activity that was followed out in the pursuit of the goal Machiavelli argued with the welfare of the state of mind It tended to vary from prince to prince and was highly subjective Machiavelli justified this tendency to amorality by calling it the reason of state His ideas on politics were later blended into Civic Humanism 2I believe that some nations rulers operate in the manner that Machiavelli describes For example Civic humanism describes a tradition that stresses the moral character of the independent citizen as the prerequisite to good politics and disinterested service to ones country Also to be good citizens people had to be free of control by others and free of the influence of selfish interest I believe that for the most part the United States follows these traditions and beliefs of Machiavellis political system Also certain other countries that have a well-organized government that believes in freedom Basically Machiavellis belief is seen in countries such as the US all of Europe and Canada
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