For close to 100 years, 3.2 grains of Bullseye under a 158 grain lead bullet was THE standard handload for the .38 special. Or if you were a match shooter, 2.8 of Bullseye and a 148 lead wadcutter.
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