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The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
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Niccolò Machiavelli

a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)

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