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Albania (1928-1939, Kingdom)

In 1928 Albania became a Kingdom, which it would remain unil 1939 with King Zog I Scanderberg III as king. During the 30's of the 20th Century, the country became more and more dependant from Italy. On March 25th, 1939, Mussolini send an ultimatum to the Albanian King Zog I, demanding the country to enter a total union with Italy. The Albanian King refused any cooperation.

Italian Invasion.
Italian Troops under the command of General Alfredo Guzzoni, then invaded the country on April 7th, 1939. The only 15,000 strong forces of Albania were no match to the over 100,000 strong Italian Forces and King Zog fled to Greece on April 9th. April 12th the short war was over. In common the Italian annexation of Albania can be seen as an effort from Mussolini to strengthen his prestige as an answer to the German annexation of Austria and the invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Highest Decorations / Honorary Titles

Honour Collar of Albania
Koliėri i ShqypnisHonour Collar of Albania
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Orders

Grand Cross to the Order of the Black eagleIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Grand Officer to the Order of the Black eagleIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Commander in the Order of the Black EagleIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Officer in the Order of the Black EagleIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Knight in the Order of the Black EagleIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Gold Medal in the Order of the Black EagleIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Silver Medal in the Order of the Black EagleIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Bronze Medal in the Order of the Black EagleIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of Bravery 1st Class
Urdhėri Trimiris 1st ClassOrder of Bravery 1st Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of Bravery 2nd Class
Urdhėri Trimiris 2nd ClassOrder of Bravery 2nd Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of Bravery 3rd Class
Urdhėri Trimiris 3rd ClassOrder of Bravery 3rd Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of Bravery Gold Medal
Urdhėri Trimiris Gold medalOrder of Bravery Gold Medal
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of Bravery Silver Medal
Urdhėri Trimiris Silver medalOrder of Bravery Silver Medal
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of Bravery Bronze Medal
Urdhėri Trimiris Bronze medalOrder of Bravery Bronze Medal
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Grandcross in the Order of Fidelity
Urdhėri Besa - Grand CrossGrandcross in the Order of Fidelity
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Grandofficer in the Order of Fidelity
Urdhėri Besa - Grand OfficerGrandofficer in the Order of Fidelity
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Commander in the Order of Fidelity
Urdhėri Besa - CommanderCommander in the Order of Fidelity
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Member in the Order of Fidelity
Urdhėri Besa - MemberMember in the Order of Fidelity
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Grand Cross in the Order of Skanderberg
Urdhėri i Skėnderbeut - Grand CrossGrand Cross in the Order of Skanderberg
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Grand Officer in the Order of Skanderberg
Urdhėri i Skėnderbeut - Grand OfficerGrand Officer in the Order of Skanderberg
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Commander in the Order of Skanderberg
Urdhėri i Skėnderbeut - CommanderCommander in the Order of Skanderberg
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Member in the Order of Skanderberg
Urdhėri i Skėnderbeut - MemberMember in the Order of Skanderberg
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown