split into

split something into something

to divide or sever something into something. Jeff split the log into four parts. Please split this log in half so it will burn better.
See also: split
References in classic literature ?
But whatever may be our situation, whether firmly united under one national government, or split into a number of confederacies, certain it is, that foreign nations will know and view it exactly as it is; and they will act toward us accordingly.