Why didn't Akatsuki just conquered entire countries?
Now that I think about it, the entire Akatsuki attacking at once would be able to defeat any village. Why did they just stop at capturing tailed-beasts? They could've done that much more easily if the entire group would just conquer the village and capture the beast while doing that.
Re: Why didn't Akatsuki just conquered entire countries?
Maybe because they weren't strong enough, going after a nation with them knowing fully that the akatsuki are coming would destroy them. That why they had hideout instead of big ass fortress that have sign that say " come get me *************"