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- proper n. A geopolitical term to describe the fragmentation of a region into several small states that are often hostile or non-cooperative with each other.
- proper n. Any disintegration process, such as that of the Internet being divided into separate enclaves.
The term has arisen from the conflicts in the 20th century Balkans. (Wiktionary)