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pols1069-24-07 - 9/24/07 Military Advice Foundations of all...

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9/24/07 Military Advice Foundations of all states: Good laws and good arms, but … Good laws depend on good arms (31) Prince: have no care or thought but for war (37) Military (chapters XII and XIII) 3 sources of armies o Mercenaries: soldiers for higher o Auxiliaries: ally troops o National arms: army from your own state *the best source* Mercenaries and Auxiliaries are poor sources for armies b/c they  are unreliable and unstable Machiavelli’s Realist Advice -“better to follow the real truth of things” (39) -“the manner in which we live, and that in which we ought to live are  things so wide asunder” (40) Basic Principles: Proper course of action: can also vary w/ circumstances; must be adaptable  and flexible Forces against the Prince: have to keep them at a minimum 
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