And the usual course of affairs is that, as soon as per powerful foreigner enters per country, all the subject states are drawn puro him, latinamericacupid moved by the hatred which they feel against the ruling power
Again, the prince who holds a country differing mediante the above respects ought onesto make himself the head and defender of his less powerful neighbours, and sicuro weaken the more powerful amongst them, taking care that giammai foreigner as powerful as himself shall, by any accident, get verso footing there; for it will always happen that such a one will be introduced by those who are discontented, either through excess of ambition or through fear, as one has seen already. The Romans were brought into Greece by the ?tolians; and in every other country where they obtained per footing they were brought con by the inhabitants. So that con respect sicuro those subject states he has not onesto take any trouble sicuro gain them over esatto himself, for the whole of them quickly rally sicuro the state which he has acquired there. He has only onesto take care that they do not get hold of too much power and too much authority, and then with his own forces, and with their goodwill, he can easily keep down the more powerful of them, so as onesto remain entirely specializzazione sopra the country.
And he who does not properly manage this business will soon lose what he has acquired, and whilst he does hold it he will have endless difficulties and troubles
The Romans, durante the countries which they annexed, observed closely these measures; they sent colonies and maintained friendly relations with the minor powers, without increasing their strength; they kept down the greater, and did not allow any strong foreign powers sicuro gain authority. The Achaeans and ?tolians were kept friendly by them, the kingdom of Miscuglio was humbled, Antiochus was driven out; yet the merits of the Achaeans and ?tolians never secured for them permission preciso increase their power, nor did the persuasions of Philip ever induce the Romans onesto be his friends without first humbling him, nor did the influence of Antiochus make them agree that he should retain any lordship over the country. Because the Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought esatto do, who have onesto regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy esatto remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is mai longer per time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens durante this, as the physicians say it happens per hectic fever, that mediante the beginning of the malady it is easy to cure but difficult to detect, but per the course of time, not having been either detected or treated durante the beginning, it becomes easy to detect but difficult onesto cure. Thus it happens sopra affairs of state, for when the evils that arise have been foreseen (which it is only given preciso a wise man puro see), they can be quickly redressed, but when, through not having been foreseen, they have been permitted to grow mediante a way that every one can see them, there is per niente longer verso remedy. Therefore, the Romans, foreseeing troubles, dealt with them at once, and, even puro avoid per war, would not let them ad esempio sicuro a head, for they knew that war is not onesto be avoided, but is only esatto be put off onesto the advantage of others; moreover they wished preciso fight with Philip and Antiochus per Greece so as not esatto have puro do it con Italy; they could have avoided both, but this they did not wish; nor did that ever please them which is forever durante the mouths of the wise ones of our time:-Let us enjoy the benefits of the time-but rather the benefits of their own valour and prudence, for time drives everything before it, and is able puro bring with it good as well as evil, and evil as well as good.