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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of balkanize.


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  • Affirmative action does not presuppose the desirability of what I called a balkanized society, nor is there any real danger that it will in fact produce one.

    The Bakke Case: An Exchange

  • While the public school system should seek "to integrate children of all backgrounds into a diverse society," she said, having what she called balkanized schools, "serves to isolate them."

    Gotham Gazette: New York City News and Public Policy

  • And States could re-ordain themselves in various leagues together and regional working groups, and so on -- like the way the 'balkanized' USSR is going on.

    Hours of my life, wasted by The New York Times (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Administration officials want consensus on global capital and leverage rules so that each country has similar standards and there isn't a "balkanized" system, as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has warned.

    Nations Urge G-20 Commitment to Revamp Economic System

  • Wasn't there a Russian professor who has done work on how the USA is almost assured to become "balkanized" in the future due to the differences that would become more clear as the

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  • Game developers warn FCC of "balkanized" Internet: Meeting with the FCC on the last day for comments on its net neutrality proposals, a sextet of online game developers warns that the whole idea of priority Internet access deals with the big ISPs gives them the jitters.

    Ars Technica

  • What was the name of that new video game with the prologue that talks about a "balkanized"

    Alex Jones' Prison

  • GEM replaces the "balkanized" memory management found in earlier APIs.

    LXer Linux News

  • Eight dioceses have been renamed as metropolises each with a ruling metropolitan. 27 When Patriarch Bartholomew elevated the Bishops to the status of metropolitans (widely believed to buy the silence of the Bishops during the tumultuous tenure of Archbishop Spyridon Papageorge from 1996 to 1999), he effectively "balkanized" the GOA by establishing each metropolis as a separate eparchy accountable only to Constantinople, rather than as dioceses accountable to an American Archbishop.


  • They simply see Indians as "balkanized" pockets of social refuse, plagued by special privileges, which could all be cleared up if there simply were no reservations.


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