Use whichever came out of the die. Pins are either straight cylinders, or have a "head"on one end to keep them in place, depending on the design of the die.
You'll break more, so get a pack of them.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost