Greece and Albania during the Second World War


  • Sokol Pacukaj Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres


The purpose of this article is to present the relations between Greece and Albania in a very sensitive period as the Second World War. The nationalist sentiments have dominated both in Greek and in the Albanian and this have often resulted in armed conflict. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Albania found itself without a wing is its lands were highly sought by neighbors like Greeks and Serbs. Greece has already advanced its claims after the first Balkan wars and these claims were also the key in the conference of ambassadors in London which began in 1913 and ended in 1916. During the Second World War, Albania was the gateway to the Italian military which have invaded Greece. The events of the Second World War will be analyzed in this article with a qualitative methodology and mostly based in the study of archival documents and the literature review for the theoretical background.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n4p689


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Pacukaj, S. (2014). Greece and Albania during the Second World War. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(4), 689. Retrieved from