Keep in mind that there are other ways of motivating people.
Ranking high among them is this thing called fear.
Fear is a blunt instrument, and societies ruled by it inevitably reap a big bucket of fail (see also liberalism, Christianity, and Communism).
Many human behaviors decompose pretty easily into systems. Systems are something Aspie people are real good with.
Aspies are "real good" with certain kinds
of systems and pattern recognition, but that skill doesn't translate to dealing with human behavior and interactions (which is one reason why talking to an Aspie is a bit like talking with a six year old: he may be bald and gainfully employed in the tech sector, but he's still just babbling about his Pokemons).
I'm pretty sure Machiavelli had Asperger's. Reading his "Art of War" it's easy to see that he had some extremely esoteric intense interests, notably among them troop formations.
Not exactly an "esoteric interest" among political figures in war torn Renaissance Italy. Besides, Machiavelli was a professional politician and diplomat, with a long history of successful interactions with people, which pretty much precludes a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome.
It's a common misconception that aspies don't understand human emotions. They understand-- they just don't give a shit.
They may understand, but they don't process
or recognize the emotional reactions of others, and so miss out on the social cues that allow humans to function cooperatively. This isn't the same as "don't give a shit," which is a characteristic of sociopaths, not Aspies.