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AUTHOR: Niccolo Machiavelli
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The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. The descriptions within The Prince have the general theme of accepting that the aims of princes—such as glory and survival—can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends.

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CH1   MapMilan, Italy.
    MapNaples, Italy.
    Spain.
2   Italy.
3   MapFrance.
    Greece.
    Kingdom of Macedonia on Wikipedia.
7   Florence, Italy.
8   MapAfrica.
10   MapGermany.
12   MapEssex, England.
19   Sclavonia on Wikipedia.
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