Warweredeclared wrote:I really doubt that one could conquer the world openly. Occupying a country is very expensive, as is a war, which means at some point in the conquest it would be imposable to keep control of what you had already conquered and keep expanding at the same time. Add to this that, once it became clear that you were aiming for complete domination, you would very quickly find yourself in a multiple front war. I'm pretty sure there is no single entity that could fund that. Not even Walmart.
Yes, openly conquering the world would be difficult and as a previous post stated, even if any other country wanted a bit of the fun, you'd have to betray them eventually, leading to a war on multiple fronts as you said. Still, it was a problem Germany faced that they did manage to circumvent for some time.
But, if it becomes clear you are aiming for complete domination, that doesn't necessarily mean every country would turn against you.
Walmart hasn't taken over the world yet, just America.