This formula—"you're sovereign, so you're responsible"—is a recipe for disintegration.
“Because of the disintegration of the USSR we lost Odessa [on the Black Sea] and a part of the Baltic,” one said.
Last month I warned that the disintegration of the European Union was more likely than the death of the euro.
Absent a cohesive political strategy, the likely outcome is disintegration—and chaos.
“That would be a big step forward in the disintegration of the European Union,” Soros said.
But practically it did tend to disintegration of established institutions.
The disintegration of his party was as complete as the collapse of its issues.
Nor were they without some justification, for Jefferson certainly represented the party of disintegration.
The disintegration of the radium atom, making helium and lead and energy.
Another out of many theories1 is that the hard beds of quartzite are denuded by the disintegration of the softer layers.
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.