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Niccolo Machiavelli a diplomat in the day of the Republic of Florence wrote The Qualities of the Prince in 1513 after the overthrow of the Republic forced him into exile In this essay Machiavelli is not presenting his story from a malicious viewpoint but from his beliefs regarding the true nature of an effective and powerful leader He has been criticized for advocating harsh immoral methods of obtaining power and in ruling Machiavelli portrays the successful actions that must be taken for the betterment of Italys unstable political condition He strongly argues that morality was not a necessary trait for a ruling prince but that in fact it stood in the way for a prince to be effective and powerful Napoleon Bonepart an effective and powerful leader rose to fame on such qualities as those Machiavelli believed were important for a prince to have to maintain leadership of his country Although Machiavelli distrusted the citizens he never advocated that a prince should mistreat them Napoleon Bonapartes qualities coincided with Machiavellis true qualities of an effective and powerful leader This leader was required always being prepared for war not worrying about being called a miser and being feared One quality a prince should possess according to Machiavelli so he can remain in power is being always be prepared for war For instance he believed that the study of war should be the sole objective of those who ruled Machiavelli put so much stock in always being prepared for war that he insisted a prince should not have any other endeavor or contemplation nor select anything else for his profession except war and its rules and regulations 38 First Due to always being armed Napoleon crowned himself King of the French nation and created an empire that covered most western and central Europe Many Writers and military leaders Napoleon was the greatest military genius of his time Napoleons armies crushed one foe after another until
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