The general reasons for the first have been discussed; it remains esatto name those for the second, and preciso see what resources he had, and what any one durante his situation would have had for maintaining himself more securely mediante his acquisition than did the King of France.
But when states are acquired per per country differing mediante language, customs, or laws, there are difficulties, and good fortune and great energy are needed to hold them, and one of the greatest and most real helps would be that he who has acquired them should go and reside there
Now I say that those dominions which, when acquired, are added onesto an ancient state by him who acquires them, are either of the same country and language, or they are not. When they are, it is easier to hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed esatto self-government; and onesto hold them securely it is enough esatto have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving in other things the old conditions, and not being unlike con customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen per Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound preciso France for so long per time: and, although there may be some difference per language, nevertheless the customs are alike, and the people will easily be able esatto get on amongst themselves. (more…)