Albania’s Policy Approach

  • Gazmen Xhudo


With the communists in power, Enver Hoxha could now concentrate on rebuilding Albania in his own image. More importanly, he would from immediately after the war until his death seek alliances that would protect the territorial integrity of her borders. With the end of the war, Albania expressed a desire for normal relations with the Allies. But it was made known that pre-war treaties would be invalid and territorial demands by Albania’s neighbours would not be recognized. The US, British and USSR issued broad statements that post-war frontiers would be decided by the peace settlement. For their part the British and Americans called for free elections within Albania to ensure the rights of the population in choosing their form of government. It was the results of these elections which initially placed Albania on the road away from the US and the British.1


Foreign Policy Crisis Management Democratic Party Foreign Minister Military Delegation 
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  • Gazmen Xhudo
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  1. 1.University of St AndrewsSt AndrewsUK

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