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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: ClovenSky
I wonder why we have such strife today?
Economically people are worse off than they were 10 years ago and with the internet and social media people have become more aware of lying politicians and what's happening in the world.
Elements of this technique involve:
creating or encouraging divisions among the subjects to prevent alliances that could challenge the sovereign
aiding and promoting those who are willing to cooperate with the sovereign
fostering distrust and enmity between local rulers
encouraging meaningless expenditures that reduce the capability for political and military spending
Historically, this strategy was used in many different ways by empires seeking to expand their territories.