THE NATIONS: Truculence

Ever since a team of Russian military advisers and technicians dropped in last January, Albania's youngish (38) dictator, Enver Hoxha (rhymes with got cha) has been as truculent as a small boy who thinks his big brother can lick anybody. Last week his behavior had reached a point where Washington and London could no longer afford to ignore it.

Simple Solution. Hoxha's war-born, Soviet-style regime had never been officially recognized by Britain or the U.S. An American mission had recommended recognition, provided that the Albanian Government would honor routine prewar U.S.-Albanian treaties. Hoxha rejected this condition (accepted by his fellow-puppet Tito)...

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