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 sicuro name those for the second, and sicuro see what resources he had, and what any one mediante his situation would have had for maintaining himself more securely per his acquisition than did the King of France.

But when states are acquired in a country differing in 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 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 sicuro hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed esatto self-government; and sicuro hold them securely it is enough preciso have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving in other things the old conditions, and not being unlike durante customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen in Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound onesto France for so long a time: and, although there may be some difference mediante language, nevertheless the customs are alike, and the people will easily be able preciso get on amongst themselves. He who has annexed them, if he wishes to hold them, has only to bear per 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 sopra 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 in 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 puro keep it. Besides this, the country is not pillaged by your officials; the subjects are satisfied by prompt recourse onesto the prince; thus, wishing preciso be good, they have more cause onesto love him, and wishing onesto be otherwise, preciso fear him. He who would attack that state from the outside must have the utmost caution; as long as the prince resides there it can only be wrested from him with the greatest difficulty.

Because, if one is on the spazio pubblicitario, 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 puro one or two places, which may be as keys to that state, for it is necessary either to do this or else onesto keep there per great number of cavalry and infantry. A prince does not spend much on colonies, for with little or in nessun caso expense he can send them out and keep them there, and he offends verso minority only of the citizens from whom he takes lands and houses onesto give them esatto the new inhabitants; and those whom he offends, remaining poor and scattered, are never able preciso 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 puro 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 incontri minder 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 sicuro be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is preciso be done sicuro per man ought preciso be of such verso kind that one does not stand durante fear of revenge.

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