Just last night, I was thinking a great SciFi story would be about this ficitional political party that strove for absolute rule of a nation. They even caused a previous civil war. Afterwards, a think-tank of their greatest minds came up with a long term plan. They would oppress a group of society so badly, for so long, that this community was crushed and hopeless. They would promote policies that would create destruction and dispair in their neighborhoods. After decades of this, they would leave their party and infiltrate the opposition party, over the opposition passing legislation that reversed that discrimination. They would take their policies of extreme hatred to that opposition party, and the original party would suddenly promote policies that seemed more progressive, that seemed to reverse their decades of hatred and cruelty.
They would offer to care for the broken down and defeated people of the community that they had ground under their heels for generations, offering them shelter, and food, and clothing and care. They would present themselves as SAVIORS of the very people they had put in such a position of destitute hopelessness in the first place.
And they would expand those systems of presenting themselves as a paternalistic party interested in the welfare and justice of all citizens to every oppressed group who they had beat down for generations.
All this time, at every opportunity, they would create anger and animosity at the opposition party that had been invaded by their most radical fringe, stirring outrage and anger by baiting issues and blaming ongoing oppression and injustice on that opposition party's policies. The goal was to eventually trigger a second civil war, but this one with the support of all the oppressed and demoralized groups - on the side of the group that had put them there.
In the meantime, their policies had brought all those oppressed groups out of hiding, out of the shadows. Each group suddenly felt safer, more secure under the protection of a party that presented itself as a parent but secretly despised the children it claimed to protect.
After defeating the opposition party and becoming the sole ruler of this nation - it had exposed and flushed out all the undesirables who were in hiding and had all the other undesirables dependent on it providing for their welfare and health. It was easy to start the purges of those who it had always despised.
Put a girl in the lead character fighting the reistance, maybe with a bow and arrow.... cast some typical Southern-esque white man as the leader of the oppressing dictatorship Government... I bet it would be a best seller and box office blow out.