PCMLE: Albanian revolution: a radical economic, social and political transformation

From En Marcha, the newspaper of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador (PCMLE).

People’s Power was born in the struggle for national liberation, as the dictatorship of the revolutionary democratic forces. This popular power was established from the ground destroying the old power of landlords and bourgeoisie.

On November 29, 1944 workers, youth and people Albanians expelled from their lands to the Nazi-fascist, at the same time the triumph of the national liberation war, she launched the multilateral deeper and transformation across the history of Albania , a country located in Southeastern Europe, bathed by the Adriatic Sea to the west and the Ionian Sea to the southwest, with an area of ​​28,748 km2 and a feudal economic structure, backward state with widespread poverty.

The military intervention of Italian fascism and German Nazism in the Second World War and the sabotage of England and the USA., As alleged anti-fascist allies, made possible a strong anti-imperialist unity of the Albanian people.

The founding of the Communist Party November 8, 1941, then became Labour Party of Albania, the Anti-Fascist National Liberation Front, the construction of the National Liberation Army and People’s Councils and People Power in arms, sealed his victory the liberation of Albania, expelled the Italian and German armies and built the new socialist Albania, under the principles of Marxism-Leninism. “The revolution triumphed through the Albanian uprising and the creation of people’s armed forces. In the first phase laid the foundation through core guerrilla detachments and regular battalions, detachments of volunteers, self-defense areas, moral and political preparation of the masses for the armed uprising, in a second phase, the fight became general uprising popular, organized the National Liberation Army, the third phase, the general popular uprising led to the expulsion of the occupants and the complete liberation of the country, the destruction of the organization and the reactionary armed forces as an instrument of the invaders and complete destruction of the state apparatus of the occupiers and traitors “[1].

People Power was born in the national liberation struggle of the democratic dictatorship revolutionary. This popular power was established from the ground destroying the old power of landlords and bourgeoisie. The slogan of the time: “the National Liberation Council are the only power of the people in Albania”, served to form the revolutionary democratic government even before it was released across the country, and also said the unique address of the party.

The triumph of the revolution and socialist construction obtained significant achievements as the country’s total electrification by 1970, with 20% for export to other countries.

Industry and other non-agricultural industries contribute to the national income with about 66% in 1986, which in 1938 was just under 6% in 1956 was completely eradicated illiteracy by 1938 represented 90%, the school system and higher education receive significant support, since 1955 Albania becomes an industrial-agrarian country and by 1983 the specific weight of industry accounts for 70% with respect to agriculture. In 1985 the industry extracts and produces more than 40 types of main raw materials, hydrocarbons and minerals, along with agriculture coming to meet 90% of raw material needs, the engineering industry produces industrial equipment of complete factories and 90% of the spare parts requirements for light industry and food ensures 85% of popular consumer goods, heavy industry is a priority, but it keeps the light, which benefits the people’s living standards as well as The items of mass consumption.

This whole development is based on socialist forces themselves which guarantees the independence of the country, despite the siege and imperialist hostility.

By 1985 the situation of women means the assertion of his personality at work, in society and family, with 32% of top-level specialists.

All the villages communicate with roads, have telephone service and state social security system, pensions and retirement for farmers and workers in the city, the people’s active participation in making important decisions is vital and defining.

[1] Long live the fortieth anniversary of Socialist Albania, N.11 political magazine, pg. 76


Published by Victor Vaughn

Anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninist, monarch of Latveria, owner, National Secretary of the American Party of Labor (APL) and operator of "The Espresso Stalinist" blog.

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