factious leader

See: demagogue
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The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States.
A "Congress Fatigue" had overtaken the nation, despite its original idealism and initial performance; what people notice are corruption charges, vested interests, inflated egos, factious leaders, absence of vision.
But, despite all of the above, the influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular ethnic groups.
"The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States." (13) This is because of the greater sociocultural and political diversity found where there is a "greater number of citizens and extent of territory." (14) Hence, the very size of a large republic would be a useful tool for controlling the factions that arose within it.