This text is a comprehensive history of Albania from the Italian invasion in 1939 to the accession to power of the Albanian Communist Party and the establishment of a "people's democracy" in 1946. The author analyzes Italian goals and objectives in Albania and explains the eventual failure of Rome's policy, the subsequent German invasion of the country, and the rise of organized resistance movements against the Axis Powers. The book is a reassessment of competing external interests in Albania and explores the great obstacles that the Albanian people faced in regaining their independence at the end of the war.
Count Ciano's invasion of Albania; the construction of an Italian Albania; Italian Greater Albania; Italian repression and the beginning of the resistance; the growth of resistance and the collapse of Italy; the German invasion and the construction of a German Albania; resistance to the Germans; German retreat and the construction of a Stalinist Albania.
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