Machiavelli hears two people talking as he walks out of his house...
Did you hear the King's new decree?
Yes! He plans to go to war all of a sudden!
This King seems he is in need of some counseling on war and politics...
... so I shall find out more about this situation, and help this King make the right move to be a successful leader!
After several days of travel...
This seems like the place...
As Machiavelli walks into the castle, he sees troops of mercenaries awaiting the King's orders
Do not go into this war on a whim of glory or with mercenaries, it will only bring failure!
Why can't I do it just for glory and use mercenaries?
Well, mercenaries do not make good soldiers, for they only care for money and not the goal.
Oh no! So I need to use normal citizens, so they are fighting for their homes as a motive.
Yes! Also, wars should not be just for glory. They need to have politics mixed in, so that the outcome can have as many positive possibilities as possible, such as stronger relationships with other countries!
So an approach with political goals and not material goals will allow me to be more successful?