Again, conquering a nation is different to liberating it. A nation is conquered when the government surrenders and orders it's forces to stop fighting. That's it. End of story. Conqueror wins it all!
However, when a nations capitol is liberated things are obviously different. Yes the capitol is free and the nations government restored, but any enemy units that remain in that country take orders from their own government. They will not automatically surrender, even if they are out of supply. Of course if these units are actually cut off and out of supply, they will quickly suffer attrition loses as you would expect. The question is...are they?
You lump liberation and supply into the same complaint. Let's break it down and take a look at liberation.
In your opinion, when the capitol/major objectives are liberated the enemy units remaining in the country should just surrender.
In the real world, when Paris was liberated, German forces continued fighting in Eastern France. When Brussels was liberated, German forces continued fighting in the South and East. etc etc.
Your idea that these enemy units should just vanish when capitols are liberated doesn't make any sense. Historically fighting continued. According to your logic the battle of the bulge could never have happened because Brussels had been liberated already. Clearly this is nonsense. Please separate supply from capitol liberation. Your problem is understanding enemy supply.
Response to your latest post
So let me get this straight. After you destroy that unit at Davao you will need to go to Cebu and Legaspi and Jolio and every other square in the Phillipines you haven't touched to liberate them.
Because, after all, Corporal Yashimoto and his five samurai have vowed to hold out and "Die for the Emperor" rather than surrender.
Sounds ridiculous doesn't it? Problem is it did happen. That mad Corporal Yashimoto of yours would indeed gather some men and tell them to fight on rather than surrender. The Japanese were famous for this - the last 2 Japanese soldiers surrendered in 1974! repeat - 1974!. One of them had been hiding in (guess where) - the Philippines jungle the other in New Holland. So, yes Corporal Yashimoto and his five samurai might very well vow to hold out and "Die for the Emperor" rather than surrender. That is historical fact.
And by the way just how is that unit on Davao being supplied? Stealth sampans from Tokyo?
I dunno. Canoes? Maybe they stole all the locals fish. Or maybe they were ordered to stash supplies by your Corporal Yashimoto and have a big stock pile. Who knows?
Anyways. I destroyed them already so they are taken care of.
Hope this helps.
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