Definition of "balkanization" [balkanization]

  • (noun) Alternative capitalization of Balkanization
  • (verb) to divide (a territory) into small warring states
  • (verb) to divide (a group or organization) into small factions

Use "balkanization" in a sentence

  • "The term balkanization comes from the name of the Balkan Peninsula, which was divided into several small nations in the early twentieth century."
  • "The curious notion that in balkanization, protectionism and parochialism there is strength, flies in the face of history."
  • "Let's be clear: Israeli strategic planners such as Oded Yinon have called the balkanization of the entire middle east in order to make way for "Greater Israel"."

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