Basics on how to take a region, even the smallest to world domination.
How Qatar conquered the world.
Own the market.As most recently explained in this thread.
Its your gateway to practically unlimited funds.
Next make allies.Pick some you just know are gonna be declared war on by other regions.In the Qatar case make Israel an ally.
Than build up a small 2 or 3 full stack hard hitting army, while you sit back and wait for the chance to use it.
The chance will come when someone decalres war on your ally,return the favor declaring war on that region.Make sure you have a land route to get your units to your ally also.
And make sure you have made an ally that secures your own border,in Qatar's case Saudi Arabia.
Than once the war starts send your units in , and use them to take control of resource hexs of your enemy.Let the mian fighting be bewteen your ally and the foe, BUT swoop in with your units when a resource hex is close to current frontline.When the frontline becomes static, use my patented "Lend Lease Program" described here
to get them fighting again and the front moving.
The AI enemy will deplete much of its army fighting your AI ally, and you will reap most of the rewards snapping up those tasty resource hexs.
When the AI enemy is spent,army mostly killed off, finish it off and take as much land as you can.
Repeat as needed.
In the mideast map as Qatar allied with Isreal you will get to do this with Turkey,Syria and Jordon almost immediately.
All their tasty resource hex can be yours, including wood,water,iron ,coal and oil hexes . Yummy.
At home, at the very start of the game, raise your domestic mark-ups to reduce shortage, increase cash profit from the few resources you have, and sell off all units of no current use.
Trade will your ally (israel) and get some of the better equipment on the map to use for your 2 or 3 stack expeditionary force.