So discussing with a friend of mine, the argument came up:
According to him:
- The single most important factor in deciding the outcome of a war is understanding the people and culture of the opponent.
According to me:
- The single most important factor in deciding the outcome of a war is wealth to fund it.
So, there will be occasions in history were one or the other mattered the most, but overall I still think money makes the final decision.
My examples were Rome, England, the US. His focused on Indian kings (asia) and the soviet union.
Tell me your thoughts and examples.