Throughout history there have been a few instances where a smaller group of people were able to oppress a larger group of people through fear, enslavement, etc. In most cases if the larger, oppressed group unified they would be able to revolt and free themselves. Is there a word specific to these scenarios?
I am not looking for a word that describes a form of governance.
- Slavery in the United States (Plantations often had hundreds of slaves but few people managing them)
- Nazis in Germany (Only 11% of the population of most work camps consisted of guards)
- Ancient Egyptians (Were rumored to have thousands of Hebrew slaves)