Essays /

The Circle Of Government Essay

Essay preview

Christopher Hong
Professor Cheatham
English 103
15 April 2015
Firm and Strong Government
Since the beginning of civilization, much of existing empires were built and crushed again, and again. Even though Roman Empire was strong and stable, they have also perished along with others. One of the philosopher in Italy, Niccolo Machiavelli, started wondering why there are no empires that remained eternal. So he started to gather his thoughts and finally found six types of government. He realized that some people say there are three and that some say there are six. Machiavelli also states that out of the six types of government, three among them are bad and three are good. He called it "The Circle of Government" because those six governments rotate in the period of time. Then he goes on to talk about how the government was formed. The first government is monarchy. At first the ruler was the strongest amongst a group of people. Afterwards they changed to looking for the wisest to rule. After that sovereignty was inherited through the sons of the ruler. However, the position of the ruler became being the selfish and stubborn instead of leading. Then he, Machiavelli, talks about people made to get rid of the ruler that he called "Revolution." After "Revolution," government became an "anarchy" and went back to monarchy form of the government. So simply, there is monarchy, tyrany, nobility, oligarchy, revolution, and anarchy form of gove...

Read more


103 14 15 1519 17 1826 20 2005 2012 2015 24 27 accord act afterward along alreadi also although amend among amongst anarchi anoth approv apr april argu aristocraci attempt back bad balanc becam becom began begin behalv benefit bill book born branch built busi call capabl capit care center central centuri certain chang cheatham check china choos christoph circl cite citi citizen civil common communism complic congress congression consid constitut consum countri credibl crimin crush cycl daili day deanna decis defect degener delay democraci democrat depart diplomat direct discours dissert doctor easi easili economi educ effici elimin empir enforc english ensur equal equilibrium etern even exact exampl excerpt exil exist fact fail famili februari final firm first fix florenc florentin forese form format found gather get goe good govern governor group guangdong happen head help hong hous howev human ideal impeach inappropri includ independ individu inherit instead interpret itali jame jessica jiangsu journal judici judiciari key kind laps law lead legisl legislatur level licenti like limit look lot machiavelli made madison major make manner may mayb mean medici member memor mention method monarch monarchi much murphi must n.d nation natur news niccolo niccoló nobil oct oligarchi one other outstand overal overrul overtak part peopl perfect perform period perish person phase philosoph point polici popular posit power predict present presid presidenti princ principl print problem procedur professor promin propos protrud provid punish put quarter quick re re-form readili realiz reason regul remain republ respons restrict revolut rid roman rotat routin rule ruler satisfi say second seen selfish sens separ sept simpli sinc singl six smart social societi son sovereignti spark specif stabl start state still strategi strength strict strike strong strongest structur stubborn studi su substanti succeed suggest system take talk tend thing third though thought three three-quart time transitori true two two-third type typic tyrani tyranni u.s unconstitut unit unstabl use valuabl ve veto violat violenc way weak web well went whole wisest wonder work world would written wrote year zhou