In the fourth year of his reign, he captured the Hittite vassal state of Amurru during his campaign in Syria.The Battle of Kadesh in his fifth regnal year was the climactic engagement in a campaign that Ramesses fought in Syria, against the resurgent Hittite forces of Muwatallis.
Ramesses II led several military expeditions into the Levant, reasserting Egyptian control over Canaan.
He also led expeditions to the south, into Nubia, commemorated in inscriptions at Beit el-Wali and Gerf Hussein.
He also was responsible for suppressing some Nubian revolts and carrying out a campaign in Libya.
Although the Battle of Kadesh often dominates the scholarly view of the military prowess and power of Ramesses II, he nevertheless enjoyed more than a few outright victories over the enemies of Egypt.
The thin strip of territory pinched between Amurru and Kadesh did not make for a stable possession.
Within a year, they had returned to the Hittite fold, so that Ramesses had to march against Dapur once more in his tenth year.One force was led by his son, Amun-her-khepeshef, and it chased warriors of the Šhasu tribes across the Negev as far as the Dead Sea, capturing Edom-Seir. The other force, led by Ramesses, attacked Jerusalem and Jericho.He, too, then entered Moab, where he rejoined his son. In year nine, Ramesses erected a stele at Beth Shean.BCE), also known as Ramesses the Great, was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.He often is regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire.Ramesses posted troops and ships at strategic points along the coast and patiently allowed the pirates to attack their perceived prey before skillfully catching them by surprise in a sea battle and capturing them all in a single action.