Albania Europe's forgotten country (5/10)

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The Soldier statue honors those who gave their lives fighting fascists, in the center of Tirana, the capital of Albania. Albania is one of the poorest European countries, suffering from almost 50 years of international isolation due to a totalitarian regime under the communist dictator Enver Hoxha, who died in 1985, and a series of political decisions that led to Albania's economic breakdown in 1997. Presently the country is slowly recovering and is aspiring to membership in the European Union. ..MORE PICTURES AVILABLE ON REQUEST........
The Soldier statue honors those who gave their lives fighting fascists, in the center of Tirana, the capital of Albania. Albania is one of the poorest European countries, suffering from almost 50 years of international isolation due to a totalitarian regime under the communist dictator Enver Hoxha, who died in 1985, and a series of political decisions that led to Albania's economic breakdown in 1997. Presently the country is slowly recovering and is aspiring to membership in the European...
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