What is the occupation?
In historical sources, on television, and especially on Victory Day, we can hear such a phrase as "the German-fascist occupation." What is the occupation and what is its essence?
The word "occupation" comes from the Latin word"occupatio", which means "capture, occupation". For the most part, it is used in political and military contexts to indicate the location of state forces in a territory not belonging to that state and violation of the sovereignty of this state. The main features of the occupation are its temporary nature, unrecognized by other states, work with the help of military force. It can be peaceful, post-war and passing during the war.
There are many historical examples, when our country was occupied by various forces of neighboring and remote countries.
In figurative meaning, occupation is also called mastering the property of the owner, without permission and trust of the owner in this possession.
Occupation should be distinguished from annexation - the violent annexation by one state of a part of another state. For more information, see What is annexation.