I think the single most TV Tropes thing I’ve ever read is “Valkyria Chronicles has an Idiot Plot bc why would fantasy germany invade for Plot Ore instead of just trading for it,” an argument that could also be used against literally every real-life war since the invention of the printing press
looks like war is the real idiot plot ay lads
invention of the printing press? more like since the invention of society
Germany invaded Russia when Russia refused to sell them oil. They didn’t invade before even trying to trade.
Hey can I buy your car for a dollar? Oh btw, if you refuse to sell it I’ll just kill you and take it.