Balkanization is a term many times used in describing situations happening very far from the Balkans.
People who use it are explaining the complex development of the situation, that usually leads to a worse situation. I have used that term in explaining what might come and happen there years ago. Usually, the response was, “Oh, it can not happen here because (whatever reason).”
It is very hard to force folks to change their opinions based on articles they might read. I felt that many times. But events that have happened in the last period of time probably has changed a lot of opinions.
Actually, a lot of the things that I wrote about years ago happened there in the United States later. A lot of things that “can never happen there” are happening “there”.
What is Balkanization?
Balkanization is a misused term, so people use it sometimes in a way that you might conclude exactly the same things may soon happen in the US. I do not believe that total Balkanization is possible there, because of many reasons. But there are a lot of similar things that you might see.
And similar is bad enough.
So I’ll write about what happened here, years ago, and you alone can spot the similarities for yourself. It is my view on it, and it may be different from the official history. But remember, this is coming from someone who saw it with his own eyes, who lived through it.
From united to separated through hate
For decades they built one society through the Socialistic system, where it was actually pushed that different nationalities are all the same, and all one nation. Suddenly everything collapsed into bloody civil wars.