Nevertheless Milan was taken from France both the first and the second time
- 18 de junio de 2022
- Publicado por: Juan Andres
- Categoría: TeenChat visitors
The general reasons for the first have been discussed; it remains preciso name those for the second, and puro see what resources he had, and what any one con his situation would have had for maintaining himself more securely sopra his acquisition than did the King of France.
But when states are acquired durante per country differing sopra language, customs, or laws, there are difficulties, and good fortune and great energy are needed onesto hold them, and one of the greatest and most real helps would be that he who has acquired them should go and reside there
Now I say that those dominions which, when acquired, are added esatto an ancient state by him who acquires them, are either of the same country and language, or they are not. When they are, it is easier esatto hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed preciso self-government; and esatto hold them securely it is enough preciso have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving per other things the old conditions, and not being unlike con customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen mediante Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound to France for so long verso time: and, although there may be some difference per language, nevertheless the customs are alike, and the people will easily be able onesto get on amongst themselves. He who has annexed them, if he wishes puro hold them, has only sicuro bear in mind two considerations: the one, that the family of their former raffinato is extinguished; the other, that neither their laws nor their taxes are altered, so that in a very short time they will become entirely one body with the old principality.
This would make his position more secure and durable, as it has made that of the Turk sopra Greece, who, notwithstanding all the other measures taken by him for holding that state, if he had not settled there, would not have been able to keep it. Besides this, the country is not pillaged by your officials; the subjects are satisfied by prompt recourse esatto the prince; thus, wishing onesto be good, they have more cause preciso love him, and wishing to be otherwise, to fear him. He who would attack that state from the outside must have the utmost sponsor; as long as the prince resides there it can only be wrested from him with the greatest difficulty.
Because, if one is on the faretto, disorders are seen as they spring up, and one can quickly remedy them; but if one is not at hand, they are heard of only when they are great, and then one can niente affatto longer remedy them
The other and better course is esatto send colonies preciso one or two places, which may be as keys sicuro that state, for it is necessary either sicuro do this or else sicuro keep there per great number of cavalry and infantry. A prince does not spend much on colonies, for with little or mai expense he can send them out and keep them there, and he offends a minority only of the citizens from whom he takes lands and houses onesto give them sicuro the new inhabitants; and those whom he offends, remaining poor and scattered, are never able onesto injure him; whilst the rest being uninjured are easily kept quiet, and at the same time are anxious not to err for fear it should happen sicuro them as it has to those who have been despoiled. Durante conclusion, I say that these colonies are not costly, they are more faithful, they injure less, and the injured, as has been said, being poor and scattered, cannot hurt. Upon this, one has preciso remark that men ought either esatto be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is esatto be done preciso per man ought to be of such per kind that one does not stand durante fear of revenge.