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From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World

Elidor Mëhilli


This book interprets socialism as a form of globalization by telling the unknown history of a small country that found itself entangled in some of the biggest developments of the Cold War. Within two decades, Albania went from fascist Italian rule to Nazi occupation, a brief interlude as a Yugoslav satellite, and then to a heady period of borrowings—government advisers, brand new factories, school textbooks, urban plans, and everything in between— from the Soviet Union in the 1950s. With Soviet backing, Albania’s regime launched a bold experiment: turn illiterate peasants into conscious worker ... More

Keywords: socialism, communism, cold war, stalinism, Albania, globalization, Soviet Union, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501714153
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501714153.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elidor Mëhilli, author
Hunter College