Balkanise


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  • verb

Synonyms for Balkanise

divide a territory into small, hostile states

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We also wanted to unearth a conspiracy to balkanise Pakistan and let the world know how a democratic leader heroically laid down her life to foil the designs against the country and thereby to honour her internationally," The News quoted Zardari, as saying.
Obviously, there might be some actors within in Pakistan or within region, but we want really expose the whole conspiracy, because we think that this was a kind of a beginning of an attempt to Balkanise Pakistan.
Speaking at the Welsh Grand Committee in Westminster Mr Hain said: "The Conservative proposition to carve up and balkanise parliament simply wouldn't work and would create a constitutional monstrosity.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith blasted "Tory gerrymandering" and former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain has warned it would be "fatal to Balkanise Westminster" and create two classes of MPs.
Without it, global finance would remain fragile; and to protect against that, the international financial system would balkanise as individual countries sought to protect themselves.
This is, however, an attempt by the EU, with Government connivance, to balkanise our nation into regions, resulting in another expensive layer of bureaucracy to be paid for in higher taxes.
Rebuilding Hadrian's Wall or Offa's Dyke to Balkanise Britain would be stupid.