A Coming of Age - Albania under Enver Hoxha by James S. O'Donnell PDF

By James S. O'Donnell

ISBN-10: 0880334150

ISBN-13: 9780880334150

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In learning Enver Hoxha's forty-year reign (1945-85), this ebook indicates that, whereas it will be significant to offer Hoxha a combined file card, he still enabled a small country with a large number of barriers to take care of its sovereignty and modernize via unorthodox methods.

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He bluntly noted that the Albanians could not correct their errors (toward the CPSU) without removing Enver Hoxha and Mehmet Shehu. Khrushchev concluded the Congress by making the following accusation: Our great Party has more than once been a target for bitter and foul attacks on the part of overt and covert enemies of communism. But it must be said in so many words that we do not recall anyone passing at such breakneck speed from protestations and vows of everlasting friendship to unbridled anti-Soviet calumny, the way the Albanian leaders have done.

All that was bad in our country at the time of the cult of the individual manifests itself in even worse form in the Albanian Party of Labor. It is no longer a secret to anyone that the Albanian leaders maintain their power by resorting to force and arbitrary methods. The situation in the Albanian Party of Labor has been abnormal and dangerous for a long time now. In that situation, anyone whom the leadership does not favor may be subjected to cruel measures of repression. Where are the Albanian Communists who founded the Party and fought against the Italian and German fascist invaders?

In July 1960, a plot for an armed coup 48 A Coming of Age: Abania under Enver Hoxha d'etat organized by some government and military officials led by the Soviet-trained Rear Admiral Teme Sejko (to take place in early autumn on the eve of the Fourth Congress of the Albanian Party of Labor) was thwarted. The leaders of the pro-Soviet faction of the Albanian Party were Liri Belishova (a Central Committee member) and Koco Tashko (Chairman of the Central Auditing Committee). They were working inside the Party to divert Albanian attention away from China and toward the Soviet Union.

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