Because resources are finite.
As is the game of natural selection, sometimes two or more competing evolutionary paths must directly compete for one or more resources. And, sometimes that competition is violent, and at a grand scale, with many casualties. Sadly, the resources aren't even always vital, or necessary, as it only takes it being thought worth fighting for... So, wars happen.
They're inevitable. They're unavoidable. They're guaranteed. There is no possibility of an Earth with remotely intelligent animals on it that is free of war. Even insects have wars.
And, here's more straight truth.... Which soldiers are not going to like.
Warriors/soldiers who allow a male ruler of them to not personally partake in war are idiots, with even dumber leaders.
Male fitness is determined in combat, in hunting, in farming, in manual labor, etc. A man is garbage if he can't do any of these kinds of things. Such men fail to fulfill men's responsibilities, and can't fulfill women's either, so they're useless. They're like the lame gazelle at back of the herd about to be picked off by a cheetah. So, a king who sits in his throne, commanding troops from afar...? Worse, ones who don't even tell the military what to do besides to go war! They're garbage. Not fit for a throne, least of all a KING'S throne, as only men can be kings. (A female equivalence is a QUEEN. Not a king. This is about gender of the word. (A spouse of a Monarch is Queen-consort, or King-consort, meaning they are not in power, despite the opposite sex counter-part/partner of the ruler. So, a queen is not inferior to a king, a queen-consort is.))
Now... Yes, there have been many people in power through history, all around the world unfit to rule but ruling anyway. And, you know what? They like to wage wars.
Here's a possible reason why.
Mates are a resource, a finite one (especially if you prefer quality mates, which we all do), and we fight for them harder than most other resources on Earth. A patriline that sucks... Well, many women have this funny adaptation of hooking the rich, undesirable, safe, secure guy for a committed relationship... But, getting pregnant from the good warrior instead. An unfit king? What are the odds he won't at some point realize these women after his money, and power don't want to birth his kids, and might prove to be trying to pass some other guy's kid as the king's heir? He's bound to figure it out. Unfit people usually know these things, which is why they're prone to evil, desperate decisions. So, unfit king? Yeah, he knows all those great warriors are going to win in the survival of the fittest game over him. But, hey! There's a way to fix this! By sending out the warriors for war, while the king stays behind, bedding all the lonely, desperate women he can (it's quite common that unfit people overdo things, imperialism, polygamy, polygany, etc. They're destined for extinction no matter how hard they try, so they never feel satisfied/secure, causing them to do things in excess).
The United States is currently doing this. Most of the decent men are likely to be in the military right now (in fact these rulers are making it so there's not much else a man can do but join the military), and the undesirable men who run our government just keep finding excuses to ship them out, and kill them. (While these politicians stay home, of course. And, they don't even lead the military from home, they have others do it.) It's obvious that competition for mates is one of the causes of the United States currently being a militant, brute force nation.
P.S. If that bothers you... That it has happened, is happening, and will happen more in the future... Remember this. Usually the most fit win out in the end, no matter what happens. So, for example... Those warriors sent away to war might not be siring kids with the women back home, but they're still becoming fathers. It just so happens that they're current home might not be the home of future generations, unless a later generation returns home. And, if that happens... Well, that/those unfit patriline/s will be in trouble when those they can't fairly compete with return.
As for if it bothers you that most women are honorless, untrustworthy trash that will two-time... Yeah, that's how it is. Unfortunately, unfit women have for hundreds of years, if not thousands, been successfully cheating in the game of survival of the fittest. Not all are guilty, many are actually not. But, to be frank... Certain genetic groups' women are highly guilty to their core. Britain is a prime example. Whenever pressure is applied to British women, they cheat. Every single time. Shapewear. Cosmetic surgery. Make up. Hair dye. Hair bleach. Skin bleach. Skin dye. Etc. So, yes, women are on average lower fitness than men.
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