Once up on a time, in a world not our own, there was a piece of land inhabited by seven races of animal-people (like cat-people/dog-people, bird-people, and mermaids/mermans and such). Being animal-people, humans discriminate against them and tried to conquer their land from time to time. So for these seven races of animal people gradually becomes clans of warriors and promote bravery and sacrifice as a virtue. The understanding of how craftsmanship and agriculture can affect a war are known to them, so farmers, miners, and craftsmen are respected, but not as much as a warrior. Businessman often have to deal with demon beasts and bandits, and are great intelligence gartherers, so they are respected as well. The leadership of each of the seven races are, not surprisingly, are required to be great warriors. The only people not getting any respect are the scholars. People who research agricultural/metalurgy science are mostly already ironsmith or farmer already and receive due respect. But astronomy, economic, and natural philosophy researchers are treated like outcasts and have to live alone to avoid presecution.
These seven races are not really in friendly terms with each other, they fight from time to time and would only stop their battle if a human invasion is known.
So here comes our main character--MC. MC comes from the modern world and isekaied into this world. Seeing the humans are in the verge of industrial revolution, MC seeks to help the seven races. After uniting them into a single nation--think of a much more cohesive Austria-Hungary Empire, MC seeks to tech up these people. However, just using MC's own magic to create modern weapon and give it to them is not an ideal solution. Education is much needed for this nation so they can develop better technology themselves and understand themselves and the world better. But how to convince these muscle-for-brains that education and critical thinking is needed?