S: The Chris Watkins
FC: Niccol Machiavelli
1: Father of modern political thought. | -He was often misunderstood for his thoughts as they were based off of the scientific method instead of religious or moral views.
2: Machiavelli's goal through life was to unite all of Italy.
3: When the Medicis returned to power in 1512, Machiavelli was dismissed and briefly jailed. | -Thus, the event that inspired him to get back into politics.
4: -Famous work, "The Prince" was his thoughts on the monarchy and how a regent can keep his realm. | -Guide book on how leaders can gain and keep power.
5: Development of Machiavellian, now used to describe a leader who is politically corrupt and uses deception to gain personal political goals.