What is Balkanization?


•Balkanization is the violent process of which states or regions are fragmented or divided into smaller regions or states and are usually hostile or non cooperative to one another.

The illustration depicts the separation of Arabistan as a result of current uprisings.

  What causes balkanization?

• States have balkanized because of different religions, ethnicity, ideas, or economical differences. Balkanization is typically not a positive term as there is often much political, social and cultural strife when it occurs.





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