VII. The Contemporary Period, 1945–2000 > B. Europe, 1945–2000 > 7. Eastern Europe, 1945–2000 > e. Albania
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e. Albania
 
 
1945, Nov. 10
 
The Communist-dominated government of Premier Enver Hoxha was recognized by the Soviet Union and the Western powers. It was upheld in general elections, which returned the single list of official candidates (Dec. 2).  1
 
1946, Jan. 11
 
The constituent assembly proclaimed the PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA. Its domestic and foreign policy followed closely the communist, pro-Soviet line taken by other Russian satellites. Relations with the West, and notably Great Britain, rapidly deteriorated.  2
 
May–Oct
 
Two naval incidents in the Corfu Channel, caused by Albanian coastal batteries and mines and resulting in the loss of British lives, further increased British-Albanian tension.  3
 
 
 
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