He kept the slaves fighting among themselves.

from Martin Luther King, Jr – I've Been to the Mountaintop on Rap Genius

Meaning

From Wikipedia: Divide and Conquer

“In politics and sociology, divide and rule (or divide and conquer) is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures and prevents smaller power groups from linking up.”

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