Definition of "balkanization" [balkanization]

  • To divide (a territory) into small warring states (verb)
  • To divide (a group or organization) into small factions (verb)
  • Alternative capitalization of Balkanization (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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"."