Complete Definition of "Balkanization"

English

Etymology
The term has arisen from the conflicts in the 20th century Balkans.

Alternative spellings
Balkanisation

Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. A geopolitical term to describe the fragmentation of a region into several small states that are often hostile or non-cooperative with each other.
  2. colloquial : Any disintegration process, such as that of the Internet being divided into separate enclaves.

Translations

Bosnian: balkanizacija f
Catalan: balcanització
Chinese: å·´å°å¹²å
Croatian: balkanizacija f
French: balkanisation
German: Balkanisierung
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Norwegian: balkanisering
Polish: baÅkanizacja
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: балканизаÑиÑа f
:Roman: balkanizacija#Serbian|balkanizacija f

External links
w:Balkanization|Wikipedia article on Balkanization
w:Balkan Wars|Wikipedia article on Balkan Wars
w:Yugoslav wars|Wikipedia article on Yugoslav Wars

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