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

But when states are acquired sopra 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 esatto hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed onesto self-government; and esatto hold them securely it is enough esatto have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving per other things the old conditions, and not being unlike con customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen mediante Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound esatto France for so long verso time: and, although there may be some difference sopra language, nevertheless the customs are alike, and the people will easily be able puro get on amongst themselves. He who has annexed them, if he wishes preciso hold them, has only preciso bear con mind two considerations: the one, that the family of their former nobile is extinguished; the other, that neither their laws nor their taxes are altered, so that con per 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 per 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 sicuro keep it. Besides this, the country is not pillaged by your officials; the subjects are satisfied by prompt recourse preciso the prince; thus, wishing onesto be good, they have more cause onesto love him, and wishing sicuro be otherwise, sicuro 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 proiettore, 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 in nessun caso longer remedy them

The other and better course is sicuro send colonies esatto one or two places, which may be as keys preciso that state, for it is necessary either puro do this or else preciso keep there per great number of cavalry and infantry. Verso 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 per minority only of the citizens from whom he takes lands and houses to 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 onesto them as it has esatto 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 esatto 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 onesto a man ought preciso be of such a kind that one does not stand durante fear of revenge.