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  • Understanding the culture and the people of the enemy

    52 57.14%
  • Wealth to fund the war

    12 13.19%
  • Military strategy

    14 15.38%
  • Other

    13 14.29%
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Thread: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

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    Re: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
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    Re: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    28 posts and not a single one touched on the single most import factor in winning a war - LOGISTICAL SUPPORT. If you can't arm, feed, transport and keep your army healthy, you will lose. But if you can do these things, you can win just almost any war as long as your military is somewhat close in strength to your enemy.
    well, i'm of the mind that logistical support is implied in the "wealth" option... I might be off, though.

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    Re: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Damage to their will and ability to wage war.
    Guerilla war can damage their will and has so much in the past..


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    Re: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

    Political will

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    Re: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No army has an infinite amount of time.
    Except when the LIVE there. When you are a foreign force fighting against the citizens of a country they never give up.

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    Re: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, i'm of the mind that logistical support is implied in the "wealth" option... I might be off, though.
    Having the money to support the logistics and actually carrying it out are two different things. Germany had the money, manpower and materials to crush the Soviets, but they lacked the logistical support to put them into place and keep them effective. Our victory in WWII was all about logistics. The Germans had better arms and the manpower to use them. It was only when we were able to bring the massive logistical hammer that D-Day enabled us to have that we were able to defeat them. When we started attacking their logistical support and building ours up to the point that we could keep our men supplied through anything, then we were able to defeat them. It's why the Bulge failed so miserably, the Germans lacked the logistical support to sustain the effort.
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    Re: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Guerilla war can damage their will and has so much in the past..
    Actually, there are very few examples of a successful guerilla war and no, Vietnam isn't one of them.
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    Re: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Except when the LIVE there. When you are a foreign force fighting against the citizens of a country they never give up.
    You mean like Germany? Japan? The Confederacy? Poland? France? Shall I keep going?
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    Re: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
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    Re: Single most important factor in determining the outcome of a war.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actually, there are very few examples of a successful guerilla war and no, Vietnam isn't one of them.
    Here is a list, I think that is more than just "very few": History of guerrilla warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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