Why do most people,historians,and academics expert keep saying resources is what makes country strong?

Almost every person,historians, and academic experts keep saying that resources IS THE ONLY THING a nation needs to become powerful, and that without resources, a country has no hope of becoming powerful.I DISAGREE!THIS IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT! If this was true,how come Japan suddenly become a world power witihn fifty... show more Almost every person,historians, and academic experts keep saying that resources IS THE ONLY THING a nation needs to become powerful, and that without resources, a country has no hope of becoming powerful.I DISAGREE!THIS IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT! If this was true,how come Japan suddenly become a world power witihn fifty years after the 1860s?Japan LACKS RESOURCES! THE reason Japan became so powerful was that the people of Japan were willing TO SACRIFICE EVERYTHING TO MAKE THEIR COUNTRY AMONG THE MOST POWERFUL IN THE WORLD!Same with the Israelis!They have almost no resources,but because Israelis were willing to make huge sacrifices to make their country powerful,they are now among the top military powers in the world!Same goes for the Romans!Originally, the Roman people lacked resources that made most civilizations in their time powerful;yet because Romans were willing to sacrifice everything for their city,they eventually became the most powerful civlization that ever existed!The Kingdom of Prussia was known as the Dustbow of Europe after the Thirty Year's War!Prussia had lost more than 1/4 of her population,was in complete destruction,and was seen by other European nations as a hopeless country with no chance for even descent development after the Bloody War.However,Prussians developed a strong sense of nationalism and loyalty to their kingdom.With their willingness to give up everything to rebuild their country,the Prussians recovered much faster than other countries did after the Thirty Years' War and quickly became a major Military power!The speed in which Prussians quickly turned their country into a world power shocked all of Europe.Soon afterwords Europe learned to fear the deadly seemingly unstoppable Prussian War Machine.Europeans were wondering why Prussia became powerful so fast.What none of them realized is that Prussians,unlike most European people,WERE WILLING TO SACRIFICE EVERYTHING for their Kingdom!-

Look at the Philippines,Mexico,Spain,Chile,Albania, and pretty much every other resource rich third world nations;despite having tons of resources,they don't become powerful because their citizens don't HAVE SENSE OF LOYALTY AND DUTY FOR THEIR COUNTRIES and their citizens WILLINGLY ABANDON THEIR COUNTRIES AND IMMIGRATE TO RICHER NATIONS WITH HIGHER STANDARDS OF LIVING SUCH AS THE USA,LIVING EASY LIVES WITHOUT CARING ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF THEIR NATIONS!

ITS CITIZENS WHO ARE WILLING TO SACRIFICE EVERYTHING THEY HAVE INCLUDING THEIR OWN LIVES AND FAMILIES FOR THEIR BELOVED NATIONS THAT MAKE COUNTRIES POWERFUL,NOT RESOURCES WITHIN THE NATION!
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IF A NATION HAS BOTH,it wiil become VIRTUALLY UNSTOPPABLE! LOOK AT THE ROMANS.After conquering lands that gave them resources they needed,they virtually became an UNSTOPPABLE WAR MACHINE!Had Romans continued to value their country above their own personal needs including their families,ROME WILL NEVER HAD FALLEN!
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