Sword and purse

the military power and financial resources of a nation.

See also: Purse

References in classic literature ?
Pierre Joseph Genestas' sword and purse are at your disposal, and I am yours to the last drop of my blood.
Wadsworth "objected against [the Constitution]," according to the records of the debate, "because it gave the power of the purse to the general legislature; another paragraph gave the power of the sword [to the legislature]; and that authority which has the power of the sword and purse is despotic.