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- verb to divide a territory into small, hostile states.
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- verb divide a territory into small, hostile states
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"Thus, if discrimination were to 'balkanize' the Internet and reduce the size of many network communities using various applications by similar amounts, the costs in terms of lost surplus from network externalities could be very large."
This is the problem whenever you try to balkanize relationships -- this is why I'm anti-boycott.
" If leaks cause U.S. officials to " lock down internally and to balkanize, " they will " cease to be as efficient as they were.
As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange explained to Time magazine last month, his leaks are intended to make "abusive" organizations "lock down internally and to balkanize," and thus "cease to be as efficient as they were."
The money would go to the Taliban, who in turn would storm in on horse-hoofs and balkanize India.
So the government, corporations, and law enforcement are all in one big conspiracy to entice illegal immigrants to come to the USA, break our laws, rape and kill our citizens, loiter on our corners, abuse our welfare system, support gang activity, and balkanize our country?
It was part of a larger scheme to balkanize the Middle East along tribal and religious lines and create an "Arc of Crisis" from Central Asia to the Soviet Union.
I believe that people took an unfair advantage of Mobutu's health condition to get rid of him and in the process conceived a sordid plan to weaken the DRC in order to balkanize this large country we all love.
Besides the Afghan escalation, he's also destabilizing Pakistan to balkanize both countries, weakening them to control the Caspian Sea's oil and gas riches and their energy routes to secured ports for export.
And we must resist any efforts to balkanize and split up our country.