Understanding the Two Major Phases in Military Conquest of New Territories

Military conquest of new geographical territories can be visualized as being a process which has two major phases.

The first phase in the military conquest of new territories is the one where a military presence is established. This means having ‘boots on the ground’ – which is the reason why infantry units will always be invaluable to military forces. If there were other authorities reigning over the newly conquered territories, then they have to be either gotten rid of or fully pacified, for a successful conquest to be said to have taken place.

The second phase in the military conquest of new territories is the one where the hearts and minds of the people in the territories are won over. This is critical, because in the long run, maintaining a conquering/occupying force can be unsustainable. The hearts and minds of the populations need to be won, up to a level where the people submit themselves voluntarily to the new conquerors.

For more precise narratives of how these sorts of conquests are done, one needs to study military science. If you are eligible, you’d probably need to join the military academy of your country, to get a proper military science education. When the military academy announces openings, you can go to, say, the Sbcglobal.net login or to the att.net email login page, and using your SBCGlobal email account, make an application to the military academy. If you are in the United States, the relevant school, where you can study military science is West Point. There, you not only study about conquering territories, but also lots of other subjects that can be of great to you in your entire lifetime.

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