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The Prince, Key Facts

Summary: Outlines 14 key facts in Machiavelli's essay, The Prince.
  1. Machiavelli's intention was to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of a princely government
  2. The Prince was written in hope of pleasing and enlightening the Medici family
  3. Machiavelli lists four types of principalities: hereditary, mixed, new, and ecclesiastical. Hereditary is inherited by the ruler, and mixed is territories that are annexed to the rulers existing territories. New principalities on the other hand may be acquired by several methods: one's own power, by power of others, by criminal acts, or by the will of the people. Ecclesiastical principalities are those in which involving the Papal States.
  4. A leader of a mixed principle must keep in mind two things if he wishes to retain control; one is the blood of their rulers must be extinct and to make no alteration wither in their laws or taxes.
  5. Fortune is the given chance to...

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