Nevertheless Milan was taken from France both the first and the second time

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

The other and better course is to send colonies onesto one or two places, which may be as keys onesto that state, for it is necessary either to do this or else puro keep there verso 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 esatto give them preciso 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 esatto err for fear it should happen preciso 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 injure less, and the injured, as has been said, being poor and scattered, cannot hurt. Upon this, one has puro remark that men ought either to 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 onesto be of such per kind that one does not stand per fear of revenge.