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Albania Albania, officially the People's Socialist Republic of Albania (Republika
Popullore Socialiste e Shqiperise), is located in the western part of the Balkan
Peninsula on the Strait of Otranto, the southern entrance to the Adriatic Sea.
The final occupation of the country in 1 347 by the Serbs, led by Stefan Dusan,
caused massive migrations of Albanians abroad, especially southward to Greece
and the Aegean islands. By the mid- 14th century, Byzantine rule had come to an
Many observers doubted whether the new state would be viable with about one-
half of Albanian lands and population left outside its borders, especially since
these lands were the most productive in food grains and livestock. On the other ...
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