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For Nicolo Machiavelli, a successful prince of a governed state is one who is an authoritarian and rules with a swift hand . The prince is herded in an hereditary line that has a boundary that cannot be crossed, for the people of the principality can only know one rule under one family . But the main problem with this dictatorship is not addressed by Machiavelli. The common people, who by themselves make up the majority of the rule in a governed state will never stand idly by for centuries while a dictatorship persists. This knowledge is well-bred in the Marxist view of government and it has reared its ugly fangs throughout centuries of history in the world. Machiavelli writes it in his own script: “People are by nature changeable” ( Prince ) . Since the people are changeable the rule of the state is changeable as well. Evidenced by centuries of overthrow, a hereditary rule in the modern world cannot persist, and therefore must be adhered when reading Nicolo Machiavelli’s Prince in the present state of our world.
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