ALBANIA: President into King?

The world press was mildly atwitter, last week, over reports that the long expected transformation of President Ahmed Bey Zogu of Albania into a King will shortly be accomplished. Albanians, filthy, wretched, impoverished, fly-bitten, famine starved and earthquake stricken were not much interested. They know that Ahmed Bey Zogu is President because he is also Chief of the most potent of feudal Albanian tribes. There is no one to stop him from calling himself "King," "Sultan," "Tsar," "Shah," "Mogul," "Mikado," "Inca," "Cazique," "Way-wode," "Vaivode" or even "Tycoon."

When the Allies liberated Albania...

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