Friday, April 29, 2016

Fact of the Day: Communist Albania

While the Soviet Union basically controlled Eastern Europe, there was a exception with Albania. They were a communist nation as well, but they sided with China after their relationship with the Soviet Union crumbled after the death of Joseph Stalin. Like China they opposed the de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev. Just like China they also opposed his belief that the communist nations could peacefully co-exist with the West. Because of this, Albania lost the vast majority of Soviet aid though China would help fill the gap of what they lost. 

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    1. One of the most oppressive of all Communist countries ex-WW2.
      Run by an evil genius called Enver Hoxha, who I think even the devils of so-called Hades would have not let enter.
      Here:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enver_Hoxha

      Thankfully after Hoxha was overthrown - Albania has returned to normality and is a tourist (cheap) holiday destination of today and as it was pre WW2.
      B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. Least Albania didn't lose out all together.

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  3. Well when you have China, you hopefully won't starve

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  4. I didn't know this, either...

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  5. So many of those Eastern European countries suffered terribly under communism.

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