Short Essay Answer Key
1. From what did Niccolo Machiavelli make the present that he sent to Zanobi Buondelmonti and Cosimo Rucellai?
Niccolo Machiavell used what he knows and has learned through long experience and continuing study of the things of the world as a present to Zanobi Buondelmonti and Cosimo Rucellai.
2. What examples from history does Machiavelli claim offers guidance to leaders?
Machiavelli claims that history can guide leaders to institute Republics, maintain the state, govern kingdoms, organize armies, conduct war, judge subjects and expand Empires.
3. What are the three types of state that Machiavelli detailed and by what name are they known today?
Machiavelli detailed three types of states or government that he called Principalities, which are currently called monarchies, the Best which is now named aristocracy, and Popular which is now known as democracy.
4. What are the two reasons that Machiavelli gives...
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