Niccolo Machiavelli Essay

940 WordsJan 2, 20084 Pages
Niccolo Machiavelli is a great influence on many poloticians, philosophers, and leaders alike. His name has also come into our grammer as Machiavellian or Machiavellism meaning a brutal or realist view of something perhaps not the most moral of methods but it is effective. In Niccolo Machiavelli's day and age he was one of the few that could read and write literacy was left primarily to preists and poloticians. He was oviously a very skilled politician and had a knowledge for the art of war. Today he is remembered as a political philosopher someone who studied polotics enough to come up with the perfect way to be a prince and inspired other poloticians for many years. Niccolo Machiavelli was born in a small town just outside of…show more content…
Not until a few years later did Niccolo gain favor with the Medicis and was ordered to compose the "History of Florence". "The Prince" has inspired many great people since it was made it is the guide book to success and greatness there for many power seeking people have been attracted to it. "The Prince" is not a guide to being a moral leader who is caring and forgiving and ultimetly weak, it is a guide that will get you power and teach you how to maintain it once you acheive it. Niccolo Machiavelli used brutal yet efficient way to govern and seize power there were two ways according to Niccolo the first one did not appeal to Niccolo because a common man could not acheive it, if a prince is born into a family of rulers and recieve power through heredity he can hold power just by being an idol and being greatly loved by his subjects this of course when you are greatly loved you can be greatly hated just as fast. The way that appealed to niccolo was through pure strength a quote from "The Prince" Niccolo's plans after taking over a city state "When states newly aquired as i said have been accustomed to living freely under their own laws, there are three ways to hold them securely:
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