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the end justifies the means, and a ruler can do anything that will promote the power of the state.

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Machiavelli believed that princes should try to keep their promises, but if breaking them leads to a better outcome for the state, then it may be necessary to do so. He argued that the ruler should prioritize the stability and power of the state over personal integrity.

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Q: According to Machiavelli how should princes keep the faith?
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