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28th Jan '18 4:22:30 PM TwinBladeWarrior
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* ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations 2'' is known for its rather ruthless and diverse AI (which only cheats if you ask it to). It [[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=161570&site=pcg&skip=yes has been known to produce some]] MagnificentBastard moments, where one AI empire will not declare war on you, but instead convince/bribe two (or more) other empires to do so. They tend to mock you in your moments of death (should you be killed) by revealing this fact. And it doesn't even know who the player is, so it even pulls these on other [=AIs=].

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* ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations 2'' is known for its rather ruthless and diverse AI (which only cheats if you ask it to). It [[http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=161570&site=pcg&skip=yes has been known to produce some]] some MagnificentBastard moments, where one AI empire will not declare war on you, but instead convince/bribe two (or more) other empires to do so. They tend to mock you in your moments of death (should you be killed) by revealing this fact. And it doesn't even know who the player is, so it even pulls these on other [=AIs=].
21st Jan '18 6:58:29 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Tanses uses this tactic when fighting the Society, setting various waterlords against each other with false flag attacks.
18th Dec '17 1:13:46 PM WillDraco
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*** The Nazis used the same trick to rise to power in their own country, splitting German minorities apart to make a takeover possible, as depicted in the aptly named US propaganda film [[https://youtu.be/vGAqYNFQdZ4 "Don't Be a Sucker."]]

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*** The Nazis used the same trick to rise to power in their own country, splitting German minorities apart to make a takeover possible, as depicted in the aptly named US propaganda film [[https://youtu.be/vGAqYNFQdZ4 be/vGAqYNFQdZ4?t=7m16s "Don't Be a Sucker."]]
18th Dec '17 1:09:58 PM WillDraco
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*** The Nazis used the same trick to rise to power in their own country, splitting German minorities apart to make a takeover possible, as depicted in the aptly named US propaganda film [[https://youtu.be/vGAqYNFQdZ4 "Don't Be a Sucker."]]
15th Dec '17 9:08:51 AM Taxima
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* In the backstory of ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'', [[AlphaBitch Sunset Shimmer]] divided the Human Mane Five by blackmailing them with false emails and text messages, along with separating the student body into cliques so they couldn't unite against her.

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* In the backstory of ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'', [[AlphaBitch Sunset Shimmer]] divided the Human Mane Five by blackmailing them sabotaging their friendship with false emails and text messages, along with separating the student body into cliques so they couldn't unite against her.



* 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".

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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, VillainSong is even titled "Divide".
27th Sep '17 8:40:52 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', this is what the Thalmor's tactics are presumed to be [[spoiler: and confirmed when you find out that Ulfric Stormcloak is a Thalmor asset]]. In the Great War, the Thalmor, fought to a standstill by the Empire, made a peace treaty with terms that the provinces would never agree to (ceding half of Hammerfell and outlawing Talos worship). As of the time of Skyrim's story, Hammerfell has seceded from the Empire and Skyrim erupted into civil war, meaning that the Empire is now a much weaker target. Despite this, they don't want [[spoiler: Ulfric to actually win, but merely wish for the Civil War to weaken both the Empire and Skyrim.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is what a favored tactic of the Thalmor's tactics are presumed to be [[spoiler: [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]], the extremist ruling party and confirmed when you find out that Ulfric Stormcloak is a Thalmor asset]]. In StateSec of the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]]. [[StealingTheCredit Taking credit]] for resolving the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]] within their homeland made them popular enough to seize numerous leadership positions. They would then [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate events]] over the next two centuries to destabilize the [[VestigialEmpire crumbling Cyrodiilic Empire]]. After seceding, annexing Valenwood, and gaining Elsweyr as a client state, they incited the [[LizardFolk Argonians]] into invading Morrowind to [[TheDogBitesBack get revenge]] for thousands of years of slavery at the hands of the Dunmer, costing the Empire two more provinces. The Dominion then engaged the Empire in the [[GreatOffscreenWar Great War, War]] prior to the Thalmor, events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', but were fought to a standstill stalemate by the surprisingly resilient Empire, made a especially after they brought in their [[HornyVikings Nord]] reinforcements from Skyrim. Knowing that victory would be too costly, the Dominion settled for peace treaty with known as the White-Gold Concordat. However, in an attempt to further destabilize the Empire, they forced divisive terms that into the provinces would never agree to (ceding treaty including the Empire ceding half of Hammerfell to the Dominion and outlawing Talos worship). As of a ban on [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]] worship, the time of Skyrim's story, most popular deity among the Nords. Hammerfell has quickly seceded from the Empire and Skyrim erupted into civil war, meaning {{Civil War}}, further weakening the Empire. During ''Skyrim'', it is also revealed that they [[spoiler:are doing everything in their power to ensure that the Empire is now a much weaker target. Despite this, they don't want [[spoiler: Ulfric to actually win, but merely wish civil war drags on for as long as possible, severely weakening both sides and depleting their resources in preparation for the Civil War to weaken both the Empire and Skyrim.]]inevitable second Great War]].
4th Sep '17 9:07:05 PM Lanes17B
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* One of the reasons why people of different backgrounds in America cannot come together and demand equal opportunities for everyone can best be surmised by this quote by president LyndonJohnson:
-->“If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”
3rd Sep '17 8:20:40 AM Sabrewing
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* By the end of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Sora is too busy dealing with the Nobodies and Organization XII to properly deal with Maleficent, Pete and the Heartless.

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* By the end of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Sora is too busy dealing with the Nobodies and Organization XII XIII to properly deal with Maleficent, Pete and the Heartless.


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* ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' lets you cast the Bind spell, which effectively brainwashes enemies into fighting for you. Even without this magick, enemies who serve opposing Ancients will still fight amongst themselves assuming that you don't run into the fray and give them a common foe.
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.
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