Albania constructed roughly 750,000 bunkers -- roughly one to every four citizens -- during dictator Enver Hoxha's 40-year-reign in an effort to fend ...
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Isolated for decades under a dictatorship that was harsh even by Communist standards, Albania opened up in the 1990s and has since been hustling to catch up to the rest of Europe.
Looking back at the recent weeks I've spent in Albania, I feel foolish for anticipating I could understand it in less than a lifetime, but the process has been exciting, and at the same time humbling.
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