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Albania--Sino-Soviet Split

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 02 Sep 2009, 06:42
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Post 17 Sep 2009, 06:56
One thing I never fully understand: why did Albania sided with China during the Sino-Soviet split? After all, considering that Albania is an Eastern European country, wouldn't it be more beneficial to side with the USSR?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 07 Jul 2006, 04:49
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Post 17 Sep 2009, 08:07
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One thing I never fully understand: why did Albania sided with China during the Sino-Soviet split? After all, considering that Albania is an Eastern European country, wouldn't it be more beneficial to side with the USSR?


Because Enver Hoxha felt that his country's ideology was closer to China than the USSR or Yugoslavia.
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