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 If only the truth were so simple. ​ If only the truth were so simple. ​
  
-For the purposes of this theory, we will assume the targeted planet be a relatively isolated locale – separate from any vast interstellar powers but nonetheless reasonably well protected by an array of orbital and ground based defences while at the same time being well populated. In other words, a heavily industrialized world – much like modern earth except with more guns pointing spaceward. We can class this example planet as among the most difficult types of planet to conquer simply because of the state of its development:​ its size and massive number of inhabitants. Differing situations may modify the content of this guide and it is not meant as an absolute be all and end all. For example, a small, single colony on a lifeless asteroid is obviously far easier to deal with than the planet we shall be using throughout this article. The actual [[military_assault_of_a_planet]] is detailed in a companion article. ​+For the purposes of this theory, we will assume the targeted planet be a relatively isolated locale – separate from any vast interstellar powers but nonetheless reasonably well protected by an array of orbital and ground based defences while at the same time being well populated. In other words, a heavily industrialized world – much like modern earth except with more guns pointing spaceward. We can class this example planet as among the most difficult types of planet to conquer simply because of the state of its development:​ its size and massive number of inhabitants. Differing situations may modify the content of this guide and it is not meant as an absolute be all and end all. For example, a small, single colony on a lifeless asteroid is obviously far easier to deal with than the planet we shall be using throughout this article. The actual [[..:military_assault_of_a_planet]] is detailed in a companion article. ​
  
 The term “Empire” shall be used throughout this document. Though the same principles apply to a commonwealth,​ space republic, etc.  The term “Empire” shall be used throughout this document. Though the same principles apply to a commonwealth,​ space republic, etc. 
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 ==== Subjugation through applied Force ==== ==== Subjugation through applied Force ====
  
-If the threat of force will not work or they need a demonstration of your might, then you must carefully choose your targets. The best targets for such an operation are the military defences of the planet in question – specifically those capable of harming your warships in orbit (the actual methodology of this is described under [[military_assault_of_a_planet]]). Hopefully, this alone will be enough to bring victory to your doorstep. If not, further bombardment may be necessary. However, at no time are ground forces to be deployed on a permanent basis. Your forces are for strike only. +If the threat of force will not work or they need a demonstration of your might, then you must carefully choose your targets. The best targets for such an operation are the military defences of the planet in question – specifically those capable of harming your warships in orbit (the actual methodology of this is described under [[..:military_assault_of_a_planet]]). Hopefully, this alone will be enough to bring victory to your doorstep. If not, further bombardment may be necessary. However, at no time are ground forces to be deployed on a permanent basis. Your forces are for strike only. 
  
 The next targets if more applied force is called for are agricultural targets (if you want the world for industrial purposes) or industrial/​population targets (if you want the world for agricultural purposes). The latter method (that of attacking population/​industrial targets) is inefficient and unlikely to work if your target is the hearts of the people. It may, however, subjugate the government and facilitate your conquering of the planet. The former though, especially on a heavily industrialised planet (like our example), can prove highly effective. Never doubt the effect starving people to death has on enemy morale – a population that relies on you for food is a population under your control. A population that still refuses to give in despite having no food is a self correcting problem. ​ The next targets if more applied force is called for are agricultural targets (if you want the world for industrial purposes) or industrial/​population targets (if you want the world for agricultural purposes). The latter method (that of attacking population/​industrial targets) is inefficient and unlikely to work if your target is the hearts of the people. It may, however, subjugate the government and facilitate your conquering of the planet. The former though, especially on a heavily industrialised planet (like our example), can prove highly effective. Never doubt the effect starving people to death has on enemy morale – a population that relies on you for food is a population under your control. A population that still refuses to give in despite having no food is a self correcting problem. ​
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 The complete annihilation of every man, woman and child who dares stand in your way.  The complete annihilation of every man, woman and child who dares stand in your way. 
  
-I must reiterate again that this DOES NOT involve a military invasion of the planet. The article on [[military_assault_of_a_planet]] makes it painfully clear why this will not work. Likewise, your goal is the planet’s resources whatever they may be and thus wanton destruction is counter productive. ​+I must reiterate again that this DOES NOT involve a military invasion of the planet. The article on [[..:military_assault_of_a_planet]] makes it painfully clear why this will not work. Likewise, your goal is the planet’s resources whatever they may be and thus wanton destruction is counter productive. ​
  
 Here, with genocide, you aim to start over. The planet must be made incapable of supporting life or outright harmful to the current population. The primary method of accomplishing this would be a destructive plague or similar biological agent (no doubt artificially produced and tailored to the populace of the world you are conquering). Seeding the atmosphere with such an agent will all but ensure your victory. Here, with genocide, you aim to start over. The planet must be made incapable of supporting life or outright harmful to the current population. The primary method of accomplishing this would be a destructive plague or similar biological agent (no doubt artificially produced and tailored to the populace of the world you are conquering). Seeding the atmosphere with such an agent will all but ensure your victory.
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 ====== ​ See Also ====== ====== ​ See Also ======
-[[military_assault_of_a_planet]]+[[..:military_assault_of_a_planet]]
  
  
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