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Albania During World War I (1914-1918)
Albania During World War I (1914-1918)

Author(s): Marenglen Kasmi
Subject(s): Military history, Political history, Nationalism Studies, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Inter-Ethnic Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Institut za strategijska istraživanja
Keywords: Albania at World War I; Wilhelm zu Wied; Esat Pasha; Albanian nationalism; Albanian Republic of Korça; 1914-1918;

Summary/Abstract: On 29 July 1913, the London Ambassadors’ Conference definitively settled the question of the Albanian state. Albania should be governed by a foreign prince, Wilhelm zu Wied. After the departure of Wied from Durrës and the beginning of World War I, Albania would be violated by seven foreign Armies and was divided into occupation zones, mainly into Austro-Hungarian, Italian, and French zones. This invasion was accompanied by important political, social, and military developments for the Albanians. After the World War I, the future of the Albanian state was to be determined by various factors. With regard to national objectives, the Albanians had to deal with the objections of the Greeks, Serbs, and Italians. The postwar disputes between the major powers was an advantage as they paid little attention to Albania. By the end of the war and the opening of the peace conference a new dangerous phase began for the political and territorial future of Albania.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 45-66
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English