Historical Term: Balkanization

“Balkanization Fragmentation of a geopolitical region into a patchwork of antagonistic states, often the clients of outside powers as in the pre-World War I Balkans, where two successive wars in 1912 and 1913 involved shifting alliances and mutual suspicion.”

Excerpted from: Cook, Chris. Dictionary of Historical Terms. New York: Gramercy, 1998.

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