• Feared Than Loved People Louis Fear
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    Machiavelli was a man who was not worried about what was morally correct, but rather, what was politically deserved. He was in fact an honest and religious man, but he has become known for trickery and double-dealing. He thought that princes would have to start tricking his enemies, or even his people for the good of his state. In my opinion, his theory, "It is better to be feared than loved" is saying that when the people fear their ruler, the ruler will most likely get what he wants. When a ru...
  • Ruler People Power Generous
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    Question: Machiavelli lists several virtues that all rulers should have. Describe in your own words what those virtues are. Do you agree with Machiavelli? Why? (Note that it is possible that you may agree with some of his virtues but not others. ) Through his many years of experience with Italian politics Machiavelli wrote "The Prince"; a how-to guide for new rulers. We are given descriptions of what a leader should do to effectively lead his country. A leader should be the only authority deter...
  • Han Fei Tzu And Legalism
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    Han Fei Tzu has one aspiration in his basic writings. His sole intent is to keep the ruler in power. We must keep this in mind as we read his views, because many of his beliefs, which may sound strange and illogical, are all centered upon this single idea. His version of legalism, which is also the most influential version in Chinese culture, is also meant primarily for the ruling class and to some extent for their ministers. There are no morals in his beliefs, no concern for religion (religion ...
  • What Makes A Good Ruler
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    What Makes A Good Ruler In history, the main reason why a nation prospers is because of its leader. A man named Niccolo Machiavelli stated his opinions on what makes a good ruler in his book The Qualities of the Prince. I believe that a leader should be intelligent, strong, caring and devoted to his people. Although people have different opinions in the qualities of a good ruler, all believe that a leader should help their nation grow and thrive, leaders such as Caesar and Lincoln did this for t...
  • Machiavelli 2 State Ruler Political
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    Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence on May 3, 1469. While working as a clerk in the government, he gained stature when the Florentine Republic was established in 1498. Machiavelli supervised the military operations of the republic. He also was the secretary of the ten-man council that conducted the diplomatic negotiations. During his tenor in the government, Machiavelli became acquainted with many of the Italian rulers and their political tactics. From 1503 to 1506, Machiavelli reorganized ...
  • The Skill Of Running A State
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    The Skill of Running a State Among the most widely read of the Renaissance thinkers was Niccolo Machiavelli. Born in Florence, Italy in 1469, he became a politician who retired from public service and devoted the proceeding years to writing about history, political philosophy, and even plays. His political philosophy's concentrated on the skills required for successfully running a state. Machiavelli focused on the way things are, rather than the way things ought to be. In 1513, Machiavelli wrote...
  • Hobbes Machiavelli Ants And Bees
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    Two of the greatest philosophers of all time are Thomas Hobbes and Niccolo Machiavelli. Hobbes was born in 1588 in England, when absolutism was taking hold in Europe. His most famous work was "Leviathan", written in 1651. Hobbes discussed the ideal state and innate laws of man and nature, among other things. Machiavelli was born in Italy in 1469, a time when his home country was ruled mostly by foreign powers. His hometown, Florence, was still independent. Machiavelli's most famous work, "The P...
  • Rise And Fall Of Significant Civilizations
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    How is it that nations with limited natural resources like Japan, England, Sweden, and Germany can have progressive active cultures for more then 2, 000 years, while such mighty nations as Rome, Mesopotamia, Persia, Egypt, and India amongst others produce active vibrant civilizations for a few centuries, and then fall never to rise again. Historians blame the rise and fall of significant civilizations of the past on politics, economics, morals, lawlessness, debt, environment and a host of other ...
  • Machiavelli The Prince Common Sense
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    Nicholas Sine (if you read this please email me) Period Four April 5, 1998 Machiavelli "Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense." Ralph Waldo Emerson knew exactly how our society thinks when he said those words. The Prince, written by Machiavelli, was made of his thoughts on being or becoming a ruler. Because Machiavelli's ideas were, like Emerson said," ... examples of common sense... ," people were shocked by them. Machiavelli's ideals for society reflect common ...
  • Egyptian Rulers And Their Gods
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    The relationship between Egyptian rulers and their gods were ever present in many examples of Egyptian art throughout the many changes in leadership. The depictions of these relationships, however, were not always consistent from ruler to ruler, dynasty to dynasty. The Palette of Narmer, Seated Statue of Khafre, and Akhenaten and Nefertiti and their Children are three prime examples of the differences in depiction from one period to another. The Palette of Narmer, done around 3000 B. C. in the P...
  • Analysis Of An Ideal Government
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    Analysis of an ideal government Niccolo Machiavelli, the author of a well known political essay, The Prince, was a republican in Italy when his country was divided into city-states. He wrote this essay in prison, and tried to inspire the ruler to defend his country and maintain his power. Confucius, one of the greatest Chinese philosophers, wrote The Sacred Books of Confucius. In his essay, he taught his students how to be a virtuous ruler and how to set up a good example to govern his people. ...
  • Inca Empire Atahualpa Ruler
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    Inca Empire: What Could Have Been Watching the 2 videos on the Inca Empire was very enlightening. I learned much about the Inca customs, farming, community and religion. I wondered as I viewed the film, how different the country of Ecuador might be if the Incas had defeated the Spanish. A family divided decided that fate. Two Brothers In 1526, the ruler of the Incas, Huayna Capac, died. The custom of the time was to leave the empire to one son. Instead, Huayna divided the Inca Empire between hi...
  • Niccolo Machiavelli Mercenaries Ruler Army
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    Niccolo Machiavelli tells of the methods that have been the most successful in gaining and maintaining power in non-democratic governments in his classic novel, The Prince. Through a meticulous analysis of political history up to his point in time, he tells of the political strategies that had worked for rulers time and time again and also of those that had failed. Machiavelli maintains that any opposition to a rulers power should be disposed of. He gives the example of Agathocles who had his ar...
  • Confucius Analects Ii Respectful And Loyal
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    Analects II (1-21) In this particular ana lect, I believe Confucius is talking about the government. Confucius's writings suggest that a ruler should govern with a straightforward style that consist of principles of goodness and morality. For example, in II (1), he says "he who rules by moral force is like the pole-star, which remains in its place while all the lesser stars do homage to it." In this I believe he is referring to the north star in the sky, which is always constant and never moving...
  • Machiavellis Ruler Machiavelli Society
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    Machiavelli main idea in The qualities of the prince is to explain how leaders should achieve their goals without boundaries, . To Machiavelli, a successful ruler is one who can impress people, regardless of what he really is inside. He says that it is sometimes better to seem good than to be good. To him, a good ruler is one that is seen as merciful, faithful, humane, frank and religious so long as it does not interfere with his best interest. He sees no purpose in restraining and controlling o...
  • The Prince Successful Rule
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    Governing countries and states properly has been a difficult task from the beginning of time. In every country there will be people to who are unhappy and will disagree with your rule, causing your system to fail. So, century after century, people have tried new ways to make their politics suffice everyones needs. However, the art of politics is a complicated and challenging issue that will always be needed to be dealt with. There have been many ways in which people have preached their ideas on ...
  • The Haunted Palace Edgar Allan Poe
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    Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809. He attended the University of Virginia, but dropped out after a year due to gambling problems. In 1827 Poe showed his first sign of creative writing. He published his first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems. Poe was appointed to West Point where he published two more books with fellow colleges. Poe started writing fiction and selling short stories to local newspapers and magazines. Poe fought many mental battles throughout his career. His demented-like m...
  • The Prince By Machiavelli
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    In The Prince, written by Machiavelli, may be a book but it is overall a letter written by Machiavelli to Lorenzo de' Medici, the ruler of Florence, to help in his "understanding of the deeds of great men" and a guide to "How to be a Ruler." It is a very straightforward piece of work where advice is just handed over one by one with no impediments or obscurities. He writes in a very humble style where he actually states that it is completely unworthy of his audience (Lorenzo). Using this very hum...
  • Ruler Is One Machiavelli Power Society
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    MACHIAVELLI: THE PRINCE Themes and Ideas During Machiavelli's time, society was much different than it had been for previous philosophers. Instead of storing up good works, so as to enjoy paradise, as the medieval man did, the Renaissance man was interested in all things, enjoyed life, strove for worldly acclaim and wealth, and had a deep interest in classical civilizations. He was born at a time of conflict within Florence, Italy, between the republican leaders and the family of the Medici's, o...
  • Hookes Law Metre Ruler
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    Problem I have been asked to investigate the stresses and strains on the Queens bridge caused by traffic. Hypothesis I predict that as the mass increases the sag on the bridge will increase as well, thus obeying Hookes law. Variables The span of the bridge The thickness of the bridge The width of the bridge The material that the bridge is made of The mass put on the bridge Apparatus Pen Paper 2 G clamps Boss and clamp Sand bucket 2 Metre rulers Pointer 2 Stools Boss head Retort stand 10 x 100 g ...