The Prince
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The Prince is a work by Niccolo Machiavelli. The original was written on Old Earth circa 464 BT (1505 AD)and published 454 BT (1515 AD). The "Revised Hyperturing edition", published in the Corona Orbital Bands in 9805 AT by a superbright human author with the same name is more widely known in the present day. The chapter headings of the more modern work are:

Chapter I How Many Kinds Of Empires There Are, And By What Means They Are Acquired

Chapter II Concerning Hierarchical Empires

Chapter III Concerning Non-Hierarchical Empires

Chapter IV Why The Dionysian Erotocracy, Conquered By the Conver Ambi, Did Not Rebel Against The Successors Of It After The Second Consolidation War

Chapter V Concerning The Way To Govern Orbitals Or Polities Which Lived Under Their Own Laws Before They Were Annexed

Chapter VI Concerning New Polities Which Are Constructed By One's Own Arms And Ability

Chapter VII Concerning New Polities Which Are Acquired Either By The Arms Of Others Or By Good Fortune

Chapter VIII Concerning Those Who Have Obtained A Polity By Infowar

Chapter IX Concerning A Civil Polity

Chapter X Concerning The Way In Which The Strength Of All Empires Ought To Be Measured

Chapter XI Concerning Ecclesiastical Empires

Chapter XII How Many Kinds Of Weapons There Are, And Concerning Mercenaries

Chapter XIII Concerning Auxiliaries, Mixed Soldiery, And One's Own

Chapter XIV That Which Concerns An Archai On The Subject Of The Art Of War

Chapter XV Concerning Things For Which Entities, And Especially AIs, Are Praised Or Blamed

Chapter XVI Concerning Liberality And Meanness

Chapter XVII Concerning Cruelty And Clemency, And Whether It Is Better To Be Loved Than Feared

Chapter XVIII Concerning The Way In Which Archai Should Keep Faith

Chapter XIX That One Should Avoid Being Despised And Hated

Chapter XX Are ISOs, And Many Other Things To Which Archai Often Resort, Advantageous Or Hurtful?

Chapter XXI How An Archai Should Conduct Emself As To Gain Renown

Chapter XXII Concerning The Seraiphim of Archai

Chapter XXIII How Flatterers Should Be Avoided

Chapter XXIV The Archai Of The Perseus Arm Have Lost Their Polities

Chapter XXV What Fortune Can Effect In Posthuman Affairs, And How To Withstand Her

Chapter XXVI An Exhortation To Liberate The Perseus Arm From The Amalgamation
 
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Development Notes
Text by Anders Sandberg; minor additions by Stephen Inniss

Initially published on 14 September 2001.