The states of the modern world can be divided into three types. Distinctions are defined by how strongly their internal processes influence world around, their opportunities to control world financial and information streams are how great.

 

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The ruler should remember that from the part of society, which got used to receive that not earned it is impossible to wait for fidelity and gratitude, how many give. The electorate will be always dissatisfied: those who received, – that to them is not enough a distance; those who did not receive, – that deprived them.

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Reform is a war as it allows the president to rise over the laws limiting his work. Reforms, as well as all other wars, have to rely on fear and hope, but in the most serious social changes it is worth relying only on fear. To inspire that will be worse, is the best means and to come to the power and in order that to hold it. Sometimes, to advance reforms, the hope for the best is useful, but the fear is more reliable. Therefore, speaking about reforms, it is worth convincing that without them it will be awful. Only in this case people can agree to resolute changes in the life.

 

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 I will tell the following about presidential friendship: as the wife after a wedding has to be on friendly terms first of all with the husband if wants to keep marriage, and the president has to be on friendly terms only with the power if wants it to keep. Here the president can have different allies.