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Albanian Fascist Party

Albanian Fascist Party
Historic Leader Tefik Mborja
Founded 2 June 1939
Dissolved 27 July 1943
Succeeded by Guard of Greater Albania (Garda e Shqipërisë së Madhe)
Headquarters Tirana, Albania
Newspaper Tomori
Youth wing Djelmnia e Liktorit Shqiptar (GLA)
Paramilitary wing Albanian Militia (MVA)
Membership 13,500 (1940)
Ideology

Fascism
Albanian Nationalism

Greater Albania
National affiliation National Fascist Party
Colors Black
Politics of Albania
Political parties
Elections

The Albanian Fascist Party (World War II which held nominal power in Albania from 1939, when the country was conquered by Italy, until 1943, when Italy capitulated to the Allies. Afterwards, Albania fell under German occupation, and the PFSh was replaced by the Guard of Greater Albania.

History

Establishment

On 25 March 1939, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini gave Albanian King Zog I an ultimatum demanding the acceptance of an Italian military protectorate over Albania.[1] When Zog refused to accept, the Italians invaded on 7 April, and deposed him.[2] Zog subsequently fled the country.[3] Afterwards, the Italians re-established the Albanian state as a protectorate of the Kingdom of Italy.[2]

On 11 April, Italian

The PFSh enacted laws that prevented Jews from joining it and excluded them from professions such as education.[6] Composed of ethnic Albanians and Italians residing in Albania,[7] the party existed as a branch of the Italian Fascist Party (Italian: Partito Nazionale Fascista, or PNF), and members were required to swear an oath of loyalty to Mussolini.[8] All Albanians serving the Italian occupiers were required to join it, and it became the only

Italian rule

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