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    Cesare Borgia Leadership

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    a time where monarchy existed as the main form of government. Machiavelli expresses the downfalls and fortunes that come with being a part of the government and making decisions. Cesare Borgia is a duke who Machiavelli focuses on a lot to showcase the advantages and disadvantages of governing a state. Even though Cesare has been set up to fail in Machiavelli’s eyes due to the difficulties which arise in obtaining a state from other means than oneself, he successfully governs a state by securing himself

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    considers Cesare Borgia to be perfect example for princes or whomever, to follow if they wish to apprehend how to secure and strengthen their principalities. Cesare Borgia, for Machiavelli, is an ideal lesson of a prince who had great prowess, gained his principality through good fortune by his father Pope Alexander VI, showed continuous actions by his efforts to secure his state quickly, and then lost it to adverse fortune, which led to his fall and death. Machiavelli uses many events of Cesare Borgia’s

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    Cesare Borgia Autobiography I can’t believe they have done this to me. Stripped me of my armor, of my clothes, but most importantly, my dignity. And worst of all, they didn’t even kill me: they left me here to die. Lying here, after being stabbed by a spear, and receiving 25 wounds. Such a disheartening way to die. To have time, to think about your life. And it all started on September 13, 1475 in Florence, Italy. I was born a bastard, but that never stopped me from being the best in town. My one

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    lasting princedom. Through Ceasare Borgia, Remirro de Orco, and Pope Alexander VI Machiavelli is able to establish cruelty as an effective yet hazardous tool to gain power and influence. The Prince establishes cruelty as acting “to kill ones fellow citizens, to betray one’s friends, to be without faith, without compassion, without religion”(66). In Chapter 7, Machiavelli presents Alexander VI and his need to “make a great man

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    Therefore, because one ruler is realistic and the other imaginary, the characteristics of Machiavelli's ruler versus Plato's ruler are distinctly different. Machiavelli?s model for his ideal prince was Cesare Borgia, also known as Duke Valentino and son of Pope Alexander VI.  He believed Cesare Borgia possessed all the qualities of a prince destined to rule and maintain power in his state. He believed that politics has a morality of its own.  There is no regard of justness or unjustness, of cruelty

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    around the nature of princes and their education. This is why the core of his teaching is that a prince should ruthlessly acquire and maintain power by using fear, his own arms, and a strategic combination of vice and virtue instead of fortune. Cesare Borgia, an armed non-prophet, used fear and his own armed forces to successfully maintain his empire. However, Machiavelli felt that his rise to power through fortune made his fall from power inevitable. Moses, an armed prophet, used virtue instead of

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    The Prince

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    “All the states, all the dominions, under whose authority men have lived in the past and live now have been and are either republics or principalities.” In Machiavelli’s, The Prince, timeless keys to a successful principality are examined. The keys are understanding human nature, respecting that nature, and reaffirming that successful leadership can exist in the same fashion yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Machiavelli’s perspective of human nature is founded on the principle that people in

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    VIRTUE AND FORTUNE OF A PRINCE The Prince, written by Machiavelli is concerned with the issues politics, ruling a state and how a ruler or a leader should be. The key properties of a ruler are represented by Machiavelli in details and the inner and outer effects of the success in ruling are mentioned. One of the most important topics in The Prince is about the relationship of skillfulness (virtù) of the ruler and his good or bad chance (fortune) and their effects on gaining and keeping the power

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    because a reputation of brutality builds up. As seen with the Mongol invasions, the repeated use of violence built them the reputation of barbaric and brutal – nevertheless, after these invasions, came periods of unification and prosperity-. “Cesare Borgia was considered cruel; notwithstanding, his cruelty reconciled the Romagna, unified it, and restored it to peace and loyalty. And if this be rightly considered, he will be seen to have been much more merciful than the Florentine people, who, to

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    The Prince, by Machiavelli

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    “It is much safer to be feared than loved.” This quotation was just a specimen of the harsh and very practical political annotation of the legendary historian, Niccolò Machiavelli – philosopher, patriot, diplomat, advisor and statesman. He was born as the son of a poor lawyer in 1498, but he never let boundaries restrict him. He still received an excellent humanist education from the University of Florence and was soon after appointed as the Second Chancellor of the Republic of Florence.2 His political

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