1. Proper noun.  A geopolitical term to describe the fragmentation of a region into several small states that are often hostile or non-cooperative with each other.
  2. Proper noun.  (informal) Any disintegration process, such as that of the Internet being divided into separate enclaves.
  3. Noun.  (alternative capitalization of, Balkanization) .

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