Becoming citizens of empire: Albanian nationalism and fascist empire, 1939–1943
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A small race, left in a truncated state of only one million, surrounded by enemies and in an envious geographic location, could not survive without reliance on the force and protection of a friendly nation. History, reason and patriotism counseled Albanians that before the European clash, they rely on the Italian people, and therefore it was necessary, reasonable and secure for our... redemption and national development that Albania enter into a personal union with Italy under the blessed Dynasty of Savoy.
Kolë Bib Mirakaj, Tomori, 1940