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27th Jun '17 6:23:02 PM DarkHunter
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27th Jun '17 5:44:54 PM nombretomado
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* Divide and Conquer has been a tried and true tactic of empires throughout history. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide_and_rule a more comprehensive explanation]] of Divide and Rule and its uses.

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* Divide and Conquer has been a tried and true tactic of empires throughout history. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide_and_rule a more comprehensive explanation]] of Divide and Rule and its uses.
10th Jun '17 2:53:17 PM nombretomado
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* A major part of why WorldWarI [[HomeByChristmas went as long as it did instead of actually ending before Christmas]]: the Triple Alliance's strategic plan called for holding off the Russians with the Austro-Hungarian forces and token German troops while hitting France with most of the German troops on the north and the entire Italian army at south, kicking France out of the war and allowing to hit Russia with ''all'' their forces before they could fully mobilize and before Britain could meaningfully intervene... Except Italy, that had been Austria's enemy for almost half a century before the signing of the Triple Alliance, was sensible enough to British overtures it stayed neutral with a cheap excuse (Austria-Hungary had made the first declaration of war, and the Triple Alliance was a ''defensive'' alliance), allowing France to barely stop the German offensive. To top ''that'' off, the Entente powers were later able to get Italy to intervene on ''their'' side by promising them the Austro-Hungarian border territories claimed by Italy and a share of the German colonies.

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* A major part of why WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI [[HomeByChristmas went as long as it did instead of actually ending before Christmas]]: the Triple Alliance's strategic plan called for holding off the Russians with the Austro-Hungarian forces and token German troops while hitting France with most of the German troops on the north and the entire Italian army at south, kicking France out of the war and allowing to hit Russia with ''all'' their forces before they could fully mobilize and before Britain could meaningfully intervene... Except Italy, that had been Austria's enemy for almost half a century before the signing of the Triple Alliance, was sensible enough to British overtures it stayed neutral with a cheap excuse (Austria-Hungary had made the first declaration of war, and the Triple Alliance was a ''defensive'' alliance), allowing France to barely stop the German offensive. To top ''that'' off, the Entente powers were later able to get Italy to intervene on ''their'' side by promising them the Austro-Hungarian border territories claimed by Italy and a share of the German colonies.
10th Jun '17 3:40:14 AM EDP
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* A major part of why WorldWarI [[HomeByChristmas went as long as it did instead of actually ending before Christmas]]: the Triple Alliance's strategic plan called for holding off the Russians with the Austro-Hungarian forces and token German troops while hitting France with most of the German troops on the north and the entire Italian army at south, kicking France out of the war and allowing to hit Russia with ''all'' their forces before they could fully mobilize and before Britain could meaningfully intervene... Except Italy, that had been Austria's enemy for almost half a century before the signing of the Triple Alliance, was sensible enough to British overtures it stayed neutral with a cheap excuse (Austria-Hungary had made the first declaration of war, and the Triple Alliance was a ''defensive'' alliance), allowing France to barely stop the German offensive. To top ''that'' off, the Entente powers were later able to get Italy to intervene on ''their'' side by promising them the Austro-Hungarian border territories claimed by Italy and a share of the German colonies.
10th Jun '17 2:40:23 AM EDP
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* This is the key to Reinhardt and Oberstein's strategies to win both the Imperial Civil War and the Long War:

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* This In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' this is the key to Reinhardt and Oberstein's strategies to win both the Imperial Civil War and the Long War:
25th May '17 12:47:53 PM kaherbert
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* Michael pulls one of these about every third episode of ''Series/BurnNotice''.

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* Michael pulls one of these about every third episode of ''Series/BurnNotice''. It is used against him in one episode. The big bad uses technology and manipulation to issolate Michael from his team and family. The light dawns when his brother shows up to read him the riot act for ignoring their attempts to contact him. Michael realizes his phone has been tampered with.
16th May '17 11:55:17 AM Taxima
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* The BigBad of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has the goal of destroying humanity from the shadows. One of her best tools for this goal is to divide mankind with doubt and anger until they turn on each other. Her ImageSong, which goes into further detail, is even titled "Divide".
26th Mar '17 9:45:11 AM nombretomado
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*** NorthKorea pursued a strategy of playing the Soviet Union and China against each other, ensuring that North Korea would always be backed by a major communist power whilst also avoiding becoming a subservient puppet state to either country. TheGreatPoliticsMessUp was a huge disaster for North Korea, since it meant they were now stuck with China and couldn't periodically switch their loyalties to another communist power. The solution? Nuclear weapons! And essentially extorting Chinese support based on the prospect of millions of North Korean refugees flooding over the border in the event that the regime were to ever fall.

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*** NorthKorea UsefulNotes/NorthKorea pursued a strategy of playing the Soviet Union and China against each other, ensuring that North Korea would always be backed by a major communist power whilst also avoiding becoming a subservient puppet state to either country. TheGreatPoliticsMessUp was a huge disaster for North Korea, since it meant they were now stuck with China and couldn't periodically switch their loyalties to another communist power. The solution? Nuclear weapons! And essentially extorting Chinese support based on the prospect of millions of North Korean refugees flooding over the border in the event that the regime were to ever fall.
7th Mar '17 2:24:29 AM Morgenthaler
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** The war between the EasternRomanEmpire and Sassanid Persia that took place from 602 to 628 weakened both countries so much that the Arabs were able to invade and conquer all of Persia and half of the Eastern Roman Empire. The Arabs did not actually instigate the conflict, as they were still a disorganized bunch of tribes, but they took advantage of the situation, [[OutsideContextProblem being united under Islam soon afterwards]].
** HenryVII, in order to eventually subjugate the Irish clans, used a ploy called Surrender and Regrant. Any Irish tribal leader who swore loyalty to Henry ("Surrender"), would be given their lands back, plus an English aristocratic title ("Regrant"). English titles are inherited by the eldest son (or nearest male relative), where as Irish clan titles were inherited by a successor chosen by a representative body of the clan. This meant that, further down the line, the inheritance would fought over between the claimant under English law and the claimant under Irish clan law, giving the English an opportunity to "intervene".

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** The war between the EasternRomanEmpire UsefulNotes/EasternRomanEmpire and Sassanid Persia that took place from 602 to 628 weakened both countries so much that the Arabs were able to invade and conquer all of Persia and half of the Eastern Roman Empire. The Arabs did not actually instigate the conflict, as they were still a disorganized bunch of tribes, but they took advantage of the situation, [[OutsideContextProblem being united under Islam soon afterwards]].
** HenryVII, UsefulNotes/HenryVII, in order to eventually subjugate the Irish clans, used a ploy called Surrender and Regrant. Any Irish tribal leader who swore loyalty to Henry ("Surrender"), would be given their lands back, plus an English aristocratic title ("Regrant"). English titles are inherited by the eldest son (or nearest male relative), where as Irish clan titles were inherited by a successor chosen by a representative body of the clan. This meant that, further down the line, the inheritance would fought over between the claimant under English law and the claimant under Irish clan law, giving the English an opportunity to "intervene".
5th Mar '17 10:42:35 AM Morgenthaler
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## Partition of Mandate Palestine into [[ArabIsraeliConflict Israel and Palestine]] (although the second bit didn't get off the ground) in 1948.

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## Partition of Mandate Palestine into [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Israel and Palestine]] (although the second bit didn't get off the ground) in 1948.
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