The Impact of Albanian Political Immigration to the US on the Establishment of Democracy in Albania

Doriana Pano


The United States have been a determening factor in favour of Albania’s existence as an independent country. For every researcher this is a very known fact. It was Presidnet Wilson who with his decisive verdict saved the territorial integrity of Albania whilsts there were certain plans with the intention of harming the albanian interest. The Albanian-American relations were at their best at the time of the government of King Zog. A great number of economic bilateral agreements took place in order to strengthen these relations. Diplomatic relations would disrupt with the takeover of Hoxha's communist government. The United States efforts to install in Albania a western democracy resulted unsuccessful. During the war and after, a US mission exercised his activity inside Albanian territory. This mission was led by Jacobs and Fultz. Enver Hoxha's request for recognition of Albania from the US government, received a responce in which the US would recognize Albania only after they analyzed the situation in Albania. Jacobs asked the Albanian government to recognize all political, economic and military agreements signed earlier by the US government and King Zog. This request was rejected by Hoxha, who sought recognition of the Albanian government without any condition. 1946 marked the final departure of the US Mission to Albania and the decay of US-Albanian relations. US were not ready to recognize a state that refused to practice free and democratic elections, a state that violated every human rights and freedoms. Albanians would had to wait half a century for the restoration of the diplomatic relations with the US.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n3p259

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