A VIEW ON BRITISH DIPLOMACY TOWARD ALBANIA AND PARIS’S PEACE CONFERENCE (1946) Cover Image
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VËSHTRIM MBI DIPLOMACINË BRITANIKE KUNDREJT SHQIPËRISË DHE KONFERENCËN E PAQES SË PARISIT (1946)
A VIEW ON BRITISH DIPLOMACY TOWARD ALBANIA AND PARIS’S PEACE CONFERENCE (1946)

Author(s): Esilda Luku
Subject(s): History
Published by: Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës
Keywords: BRITISH DIPLOMACY ; ALBANIA AND PARIS’S PEACE CONFERENCE ;1946

Summary/Abstract: British policy toward Albanian issue after the war and in Peace conference in Paris was configured in accordance to international developments, such as East-West rivalry in the frame of the Cold War. Albania’s orientation towards eastern block and installation of a tota-litarian policy regime in the country influenced position of british diplomacy. The latter was characterized by incoherence of statements for Albania’s status during Second World War. Following, Great Britain’s foreign policy conditioned international position of Albania, such as: refusal of recognizing so called Albanian Democratic Gover-nment; its rejection to join relevant international organizations and conferences (UNO, Assembly of the Council of UNRRA etc.). Besides different political and ideological viewpoints, Albanian-British relations were aggravated because of two incidents that hap-pened in the Canal of Corfu (May 15th and October 22nd 1946). These events tensioned diplomatic correspondences to that extend, that the issue was delivered for final examination to the International Court of Hague. Moreover, British alliances and geopolitical and strategic inte-rests in the region, supporting annexationist aims of Greece regarding Northern-Epir and “the state of war with Albania”, had hampered bila-teral relations. Opposite ideological approaches and not very good relations between two countries, dictated unprincipled and unfair treatment of Albania by British delegation in Peace Conference in Paris, which is evidenced in the content of Peace Treaties with Italy and Germany.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 40
  • Page Range: 027-044
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Albanian