Machiavelli’s Ideal Ruler
According to Machiavelli, there are certain policies a ruler must adapt in order to hold tight to his regime. The rules are as followed:
1.) Never waste alliance with the less powerful states
2.) Always set out to decrease the neighboring states’ power
3.) Go and live in the territory
4.) Sent colonies to settle in the new place
5.) Never invite a powerful state into your territory
I thought these were some pretty good rules to follow, but my question is do these rules apply to modern political figures?