Absent a cohesive political strategy, the likely outcome is disintegration—and chaos.
Last month I warned that the disintegration of the European Union was more likely than the death of the euro.
“Because of the disintegration of the USSR we lost Odessa [on the Black Sea] and a part of the Baltic,” one said.
disintegration dis·in·te·gra·tion (dĭs-ĭn'tĭ-grā'shən)
The breaking up of the component parts of a substance, as in catabolism or decay.
The disorganization or disruption of mental processes in mental illness.
The natural or induced transformation of an atomic nucleus from a more massive to a less massive configuration by the emission of particles or radiation.