2.10

Chapter: Wagin War

2.10

Translation:

Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to maintain an army at a distance causes the people to be impoverished.

Commentary

If the state does not have money to sustain the army, they must find funds from people in the country via various levies and donations. This is not a good way to fight the war as it weakens the morale and capability of the home population.