Albania (AL) 2016
The Republic of Albania has a
population of about 3 million people and is about three times larger than
Maryland.*U.S. President George W. Bush was the first U.S. president to visit Albania.
During his visit on Sunday 10 June 2007, he received a 21
gun salute and a very warm welcome by Albania's leaders and its people. Albania,
which is predominately Moslem and endured a long term post World War II
communist dictatorship, is today a democracy, has close relations with the
United States and seeks entry into NATO and the European Union (EU). The book,
"Of Firebirds and Moonmen" was authored by a first generation American whose
parents emigrated from Albania.
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