Definition of Balkanization

1. Proper noun. A geopolitical term to describe the fragmentation of a region into several small states that are often hostile or non-cooperative with each other. ¹



2. Proper noun. (informal) Any disintegration process, such as that of the Internet being divided into separate enclaves. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Balkanization) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Balkanization

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balkanization

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Literary usage of Balkanization

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1. Balkanized Europe: A Study in Political Analysis and Reconstruction by Paul Scott Mowrer (1921)
"... THE MEANING OF "balkanization" IF I have dwelt at considerable length on the causes and the character of the inextricable medley of races which we now ..."

2. After the Peace by Henry Noel Brailsford (1922)
"... overstate the evils with which this process of balkanization threatens the whole life of Central and Eastern Europe, cultural, economic and political. ..."

3. The Rise of Nations in the Soviet Union: American Foreign Policy and the by Michael Mandelbaum (1991)
"balkanization. A fourth—and, for present purposes, final—outcome that could pose a significant threat to US interests would be the fragmentation of the USSR ..."

4. The Peace Tangle by John Foster Bass (1920)
"?ssary qualities to prevent ihe balkanization of Central Europe if they cooperate. They are the Czechs and the Austrian Germans; neither can do it alone. ..."

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