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Working Title: best car wins the race: From YKTTW Dman: Isn't the reference to America in World War II a little hard to justify? The more numerous tanks and better air support didn't just fall into their laps, they worked hard to achieve those advantages, besides, by this definiton every battle and war is decided by the bigger stick.

Some Guy: I'm inclined to agree. This trope seems like it ought to refer to one-on-one battles where the character with the best equipment wins. Trying to apply it to a large scale conflict is just a headache. Also, Bigger Stick? I really wish some more effort was put into the name, here. This is not a good place for a Teddy Roosevelt reference.