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The division of a state into smaller territorial units. The term tends to imply a policy of ‘divide and rule’, whereby the strength of a united country is diluted by the creation of internal division. The term came to prominance in the aftermath of the First World War, but has contemporary resonance in the light of recent Balkan politics.

Subjects: Politics.

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