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The part about the Soviet Union possibly shouldn't be there. But I think it's a good example, so I won't edit it out. --Rev. Austin 05:15, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
The phrase "in order to make them hate (and possibly fight) each other" isn't quite correct; I think the agency here is too strong. I cannot think of a better way to write it right now, but the definition should get at the notion that various countries have made revolutions with the goal of breaking away from a colonial or imperialist power. These nations weren't necessarily looking to divide up their own people, but simply to seek a nationalist-based independence.