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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.
- Fall '08
- The Prince, Machiavelli