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Synonyms for Balkanize

divide a territory into small, hostile states

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Equipment providers will end their Balkanizing ways.
This has led right-wing critics like Georgie Anne Geyer to charge that the INS is opening our national gates to a flood of barbarians whose failure to assimilate will end up balkanizing the nation.
The following steps offer ways in which leaders can avoid Balkanizing the organization with contradictory initiatives.
Instead of arguing that emerging technologies will create a hyper-centralized brave new world, many now fret that ever-advancing PCs and broadband networks are balkanizing society into smaller and smaller niche markets.
Q: It seems that the United States and its regional allies are after Balkanizing Syria and Iraq as two Shiite nations that are close to Iran and have firmly stood up against Israel and its policy of colonizing Palestine.
Multiculturalism is a polite euphemism for Balkanizing the United States.
This arrangement, Salins argues, promotes a vibrant ethnicity while protecting against balkanizing ethnocentrism.
The feeling is you are Balkanizing the county,'' said Tim Egan, an MTA lobbyist.
Nonetheless, would Balkanizing the MTA necessarily lead to better services for locals, and would it not impact those commuters across the region for whom the Valley is either a destination or major transit hub?
It is a Balkanizing vision of our education system, and indeed of America, that we should move away from as quickly as possible.