I've read that In order to is often followed by would in hypothetical sense.
Here are two sentences:
In order to visit America, you would first need a visa.
If you wanted to visit America, you would first need a visa.
Do these both sentence mean the same?
If they mean the same,
It could be:
In order to=If you wanted to
could you tell me what how should I understand it ?
My openion about this is as follows:
'In order to' is followed by 'would'.
In order to do sth . .. . You/I/She/he would do sth. . . . .
here, 'In order to' means a purpose, purpose itself is hypothetical. That's why 'In order to' is followed by 'would', right?
For example: "In order to pass in first division, you would need to study hard."
In this sentence, In order to pass in first devision' is not planned, only imagained or hypothetical. That's why it follows 'would' , Right?