Poli. 271 Notes 3

Poli. 271 Notes 3 - Newly Acquired Republics Ruler should...

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The Prince is intended to provide advice on ruling new principalities, not hereditary principalities New principalities require all sorts of new skills How to found laws, how to manage people, how to establish gov’t Challenges facing a new principality are much more difficult than those facing a hereditary principality Servant Principalities vs. Baronies Servant Difficult to conquer, easy to rule Baronies Easy to conquer, difficult to rule Machiavelli does not say that the prince is intended to provide advice for ruling hereditary principalities It is about new principalities Remember, it is easier to keep things going along than to revolt, found, or correct When ruling a new principality, it is best to live in the new principality yourself This is so you can exercise your authority personally
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Unformatted text preview: Newly Acquired Republics Ruler should destroy their cities, lay them to waste, and demolish them Republics are used to freedom, so opposition will be more forceful and vigorous Republics are very difficult to rule and to conquer Modes of Acquisition of new principalities Force Difficult to conquer, easy to maintain Fortune Easy to conquer, difficult to maintain Fraud Difficult to conquer, difficult to maintain Agathocles, the Sicilian Gained power through fraud, but did not acquire glory Did not improve his polity, instead maintained authority ruthlessly Election Support of Elite Difficult to conquer, difficult to maintain Support of Populace Easy to conquer, easy to maintain...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course POLI 271 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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Poli. 271 Notes 3 - Newly Acquired Republics Ruler should...

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