Balkanization

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Bal·kan·ize

or bal·kan·ize (bôl′kə-nīz′)
tr.v. Bal·kan·ized, Bal·kan·iz·ing, Bal·kan·iz·es or bal·kan·ized or bal·kan·iz·ing or bal·kan·iz·es
1. To divide (a region or territory) into small, often hostile units.
2. To divide (an organization or system) into small, incompatible units: changes that would Balkanize the corporation.

[From the political division of the Balkan countries in the early 20th century.]

Bal′kan·i·za′tion n.

Balkanization

The division of a part of the world into smaller parts that are usually hostile to each other.
Translations
balkanisaatio

balkanization

[ˈbɔːlkənaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nbalcanización f

Balkanization

balkanization [ˌbɔːlkənaɪˈzeɪʃən] Balkanisation (British) balkanisation (British) n (= fragmentation) [country] → balkanisation f
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In der Regionalismus-Debatte schwingen trotz des eifrigen Bekenntnisses gegen den angeblich uberholten Nationalstaat Begriffe wie Zersplitterung, Provinzialismus, Balkanisierung mit, es werden ungute Erinnerungen an die jugoslawischen Burger- und Separationskriege der 1990er Jahre geweckt.