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The Prince one of the most popular and well known doctrines of political thought was also one of the greatest works of Niccol Machiavelli First published in 1513 The Prince was written in response to the failure of the Greek-based Italian city-states Machiavelli wrote The Prince because despite being a firm Republican he was also well-documented as a strong patriot He wanted that his people live under a free but effective government but he decided that if his nation has to be ruled by a despotic form of government that he would rather have it be a strong yet merciful tyranny He wasnt paid for writing The Prince it wasnt even originally a book but a series of letters to the Prince Lorenzo de Medici He wrote it during exile after he had been arrested and tortured by Medicis people so it is doubtful that they had a bountiful relationship Machiavellis intent it would seem to the naked eye was not to taunt the Prince but to give him advice about how to survive on the throne and to also keep the dynasty in his family after his death It appeared that he wanted to help the Prince to keep the nation free from invasion and occupation and also how to handle internal problems such as when to bribe oppress cajole etc Machiavellis real objective in writing The Prince was far different from the words that are found composed by him The letters from Machiavelli to the Prince of Florence were not messages of suggestion as much as they were a job application for a place in his dynasty The actual ambition of Machiavelli was to use this political hypocrisy to promote his own good He was a firm believer that one should give the people what they want in order to earn their support and respect Then once in the publics good graces to use your authority position and support to promote
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