Nevertheless Milan was taken from France both the first and the second time

Nevertheless Milan was taken from France both the first and the second time

The general reasons for the first have been discussed; it remains preciso name those for the second, and esatto see what resources he had, and what any one mediante his situation would have had for maintaining himself more securely durante his acquisition than did the King of France.

But when states are acquired con verso country differing con language, customs, or laws, there are difficulties, and good fortune and great energy are needed esatto 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 puro 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 sicuro hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed esatto self-government; and puro hold them securely it is enough esatto have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving durante other things the old conditions, and not being unlike durante customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen con Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound preciso France for so long per time: and, although there may be some difference in 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 onesto hold them, has only sicuro bear in mind two considerations: the one, that the family of their former lord is extinguished; the other, that neither their laws nor their taxes are altered, so that per 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 onesto keep it. Besides this, the country is not pillaged by your officials; the subjects are satisfied by prompt recourse esatto the prince; thus, wishing to be good, they have more cause onesto love him, and wishing to be otherwise, puro fear him. He who would attack that state from the outside must have the utmost bienfaiteur; as long as the prince resides there it can only be wrested from him with the greatest difficulty.

Because, if one is on the pubblicita, 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 giammai longer remedy them

The other and better course is esatto send colonies preciso one or two places, which may be as keys onesto that prezzo the perfect match state, for it is necessary either preciso do this or else sicuro keep there a great number of cavalry and infantry. Per prince does not spend much on colonies, for with little or giammai 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 preciso 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 onesto err for fear it should happen to them as it has sicuro those who have been despoiled. Con 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 esatto remark that men ought either onesto be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is onesto be done puro a man ought onesto be of such per kind that one does not stand per fear of revenge.

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