Balkanism

What is Balkanism?

Balkanism definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object), BalA.kanA.ized, BalA.kanA.izA.ing.
to divide (a country, territory, etc.) into small, quarrelsome, ineffectual states.
(often lowercase) to divide (groups, areas, etc.) into contending and usually ineffectual factions: a movement to balkanize minority voters.

Also especially British, BalA.kanA.ise.

Origin of BalkanizeFirst recorded in 1915a??20; Balkan + -ize

Related formsBalA.kanA.iA.zaA.tion, nounBalA.kanA.ism, noun

 

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