divide et impera

Latin phrase
di·​vi·​de et im·​pe·​ra | \ ˈdē-wi-ˌde-ˌet-ˈim-pe-ˌrä \

Definition of divide et impera

: divide and rule : split the opposition so that it ceases to threaten your own power

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