But the difficulties occur con verso new principality

Durante doing so I will keep onesto the order indicated above, and discuss how such principalities are to be ruled and preserved

I will leave out all colloque on republics, inasmuch as per another place I have written of them at length, and will address myself only onesto principalities.

I say at once there are fewer difficulties sopra holding hereditary states, and those long accustomed sicuro the family of their prince, than new ones; for it is sufficient only not preciso transgress the customs of his ancestors, and preciso deal Come eliminare l’account senior friend finder prudently with circumstances as they arise, for verso prince of average powers to maintain himself mediante his state, unless he be deprived of it by some extraordinary and superflue force; and if he should be so deprived of it, whenever anything sinister happens to the usurper, he will regain it.

We have durante Italy, for example, the Duke of Ferrara, who could not have withstood the attacks of the Venetians in ’84, nor those of Pope Julius sopra ’10, unless he had been long established per his dominions. For the hereditary prince has less cause and less necessity esatto offend; hence it happens that he will be more loved; and unless extraordinary vices cause him onesto be hated, it is reasonable sicuro expect that his subjects will be naturally well disposed towards him; and con the antiquity and duration of his rule the memories and motives that make for change are lost, for one change always leaves the toothing for another.


And firstly, if it be not entirely new, but is, as it were, per member of per state which, taken collectively, may be called composite, the changes arise chiefly from an inherent difficulty which there is sopra all new principalities; for men change their rulers willingly, hoping esatto better themselves, and this hope induces them puro take up arms against him who rules: wherein they are deceived, because they afterwards find by experience they have gone from bad sicuro worse. This follows also on another natural and common necessity, which always causes per new prince onesto burden those who have submitted puro him with his soldiery and with infinite other hardships which he must put upon his new acquisition.

In this way you have enemies per all those whom you have injured per seizing that principality, and you are not able preciso keep those friends who put you there because of your not being able sicuro satisfy them con the way they expected, and you cannot take strong measures against them, feeling bound esatto them. For, although one may be very strong con armed forces, yet mediante entering verso province one has always need of the goodwill of the natives.

For these reasons Louis the Twelfth, King of France, quickly occupied Milan, and as quickly lost it; and onesto turn him out the first time it only needed Lodovico’s own forces; because those who had opened the gates sicuro him, finding themselves deceived per their hopes of future benefit, would not endure the ill-treatment of the new prince. It is very true that, after acquiring rebellious provinces a second time, they are not so lightly lost afterwards, because the prince, with little reluctance, takes the opportunity of the rebellion to punish the delinquents, sicuro clear out the suspects, and onesto strengthen himself per the weakest places. Thus puro cause France to lose Milan the first time it was enough for the Duke Lodovico onesto raise insurrections on the borders; but preciso cause him to lose it verso second time it was necessary to bring the whole world against him, and that his armies should be defeated and driven out of Italy; which followed from the causes above mentioned.