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Concept.png Balkanisation 
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A graphic clearly showing the concept. The Balkans in 1991, Yugoslavia as one country, compared to 2006 where the region is broking up into smaller countries.
The external breaking up of nation states to oppress people.

"Balkanisation" is a political term. It undermines the existence of the nation state.


The term has its roots in the repeated colonization and decolonization of the Balkans region of Europe for which it's named, due to the religious and ethnic splintering in the area.

Selected Examples


George Galloway says that Balkanisation is anti-socialist.


The Wikipedia page calls the term a pejorative.


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