The Politics of Balkanization


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Which political entity was first credited with using balkanization as a policy approach?

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1. When was the term balkanization first used in political parlance?

2. The break up of which State in the early 1990s brought the term balkanization back into the political discourse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will determine your knowledge of balkanization. You'll be tested on when the term was first used and the entities that preferred it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Empire that first used balkanization as a policy approach
  • Century where balkanization rose to prominence
  • The European country that broke up in the 1990s and made balkanization relevant again

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding balkanization
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when it became widely known
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the empire who first used it for policy and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson The Politics of Balkanization. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines balkanization
  • Details the empire who first used it
  • Covers the time period where it became well known
  • Explores its impact in the 1990s