Otto Van Bismarck Realpolitik

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Realpolitik is the practice of dealing with realistic and practical ideas. It can be seen when governments interact in straightforward and goal oriented ways. The quote by Otto Van Bismarck shows how corrupt and distrustful governments can be, to the point that people are expecting to be lied to. Even when someone tells the truth, they believe it’s a lie. The second quote has the same meaning. Government officials are always cynical of everyone because you will rarely find people who tell the truth in politics. The bottom line is that realpolitik is hard to put in practice because even when you are trying to be honest and realistic with your dealings, people will be cynical and believe you are lying.
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