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  • verb Present participle of balkanize.


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  • Frey is the leading proponent of the theory that the United States is "balkanizing" as it grows.

    The Face Of The Future

  • It includes "balkanizing" the country Yugoslavia-style the way it's planned for Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran - a simple divide and conquer strategy.

    Using Bhutto for Imperial Gain

  • However, the evisceration of Iraq by the United States is part and parcel of a long-standing Israeli national security policy aimed toward "balkanizing" the Muslim world.


  • Lord of the Rings Online) asserted that all modern multiplayer games have been developed for the current Internet infrastructure, and that "balkanizing" the network based on ISP preference would be "a substantial drag on innovation because it would divert resources from development" of future titles.

  • The very reason James Madison called the Constitutional Convention was to eliminate interstate trade barriers that were balkanizing the union.

    Congress's Sour Grapes

  • In my mind, de-balkanizing the market behind one oxygenate and creating economies of scale is a good way to go.

    Ethanol Mandate, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Legal scholar Cass Sunstein once went so far as to argue that the Internet was only balkanizing society -- creating ever more isolated communities who only link to others with similar ideologies.

    Paula Goldman: Gladwell, the Tea Party and the Truth About Social Media

  • Concerns about new media balkanizing, segmenting, and fragmenting people into niches and self-confirming ideological markets may well be exaggerated.

    Rabbi Irwin Kula: Homosexuality Redux: Can We Hear Each Other?

  • He stood up once to the self-aggrandizing, hostile, me-first, greedy, macho, selfish and balkanizing separatist losers in Quebec.

    2008 July 05 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • It will be totally poisonous to the party, of course, and may eventually end up balkanizing it for good, but their best shot and winning enough supers to get the nomination is by going at Obama with innuendo and half-truths.

    Howard Dean: Party Elders All Agree Race Shouldn't Go To Convention


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