One thing that you may have noticed is that if one soldier has a dagger and one has a machine gun, the one with the machine gun probably wins the fight. In history, the same thing occurs repeatedly. Here are just a few examples:
One example is the Hundred Years War, which I talked about in my last post. In the Battles of Crecy and Agincourt, the English Longbowmen proved better-trained and better-equipped than the French Crossbowmen and Calvary, and as a result, the English won those battles. In the Battle of Castillon, which ended the Hundred Years War, the French deployed cannon, which proved effective in the final defeat of the English. Having better weapons than your opponent was even thought about in Ancient Times! The Assyrians had iron swords and chariots which could fit three men, while the Egyptians had daggers and chariots that could fit only two men. The Assyrians outmatched the Egyptians not only by better weapons, but by more manpower, too!
A more recent example of having better weapons than your opponent is the Atomic Bombs dropped in Japan, ending World War II.
However, weapons alone do not win wars. Morale, planning, and experience also contribute! In the battles of Crecy and Agincourt, the French Calvary and nobles ran over their mercenaries and were killed by the English Longbowmen! Their pride brought their downfall. Also, they got trapped in the mud, due to the arguing of their jealous superiors, who did more arguing than planning what to do! Also, the French were less experienced than the English when it came to fighting wars. Plus, countries copy their opponent’s weapons! Imagine a spearman versus another spearman. The winner is not who has the better weapon, but who is more experienced! One example is the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union that saw two World superpowers locked against each other with the very same weapons! This was the Result of the Soviet Union copying the U.S.’s atomic and nuclear bombs, and kept the World fearful of a bomb dropping on their house!
There are many contributions to Victory, as new ideas spark. Let’s not forget who made them!