Answer :

There were aims for the British to implement ‘divide and rule’ policy in India. They were:

1) means of undermining the Indian states’ influence on each other


2) means of Consolidating their authority.


By 1858, when British Empirical rule was established firmly in India,


The British rulers started playing Indians against one another in many ways:


a) Princes against people


b) Hindu against Muslims


c) Caste against castes


d) Provinces against provinces.


The drastic effect of divide and rule policy was a partition of India at the gain of independence. The policy resulted in:


1) Destruction of Friendships


2) Stressful minds and hearts


3) Ruined families


4) Hacking of geographical land


5) Continuous social tension between Hindu- Muslim community


6) Misreading of history


7) Denial of tradition


The condition was similar in Nigeria too. This strategy of creating tension between was made by British in Nigeria. The British made splits in various ethnic groups in Nigeria In the south, the British introduced Christianity, primarily to the Igbo population.


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