Anyone that wants to join the government must take a test to determine if they are worthy.
Did I pass?
Yep, with flying colors.
Advancements in new tools helped in war, medicine advancements helped cure illness, and the invention of paper helped art and books to be much cheaper, and the water pump made it easier for people to cary water.
Look at all this stuff!
All of this helped improve the government. The test sees that only qualified people work for the government. Advancements in tools helped warriors fight battles from a safer distance. Medicine and science helped keep people healthy and able to battle.
look how much the empire has improved!
I'll be able to fight much better now with all of these wonderful improvments!