An Albanian reader in the comments posted a link to a YouTube video montage shot in Albania. If you’ve been watching news coverage about the passing of North Korea’s “Dear Leader” in the last 24 hours, much of it will look eerily familiar.
Enver Hoxha’s Stalinst regime in Albania was every bit as bad and in many ways almost identical. The difference, of course, is that Albanian communism and well as its architect Enver Hoxha (pronounced HO-juh) are finished forever.
Someday we’ll see a video like this one from North Korea, including its happier ending.
If you want to know what Pyongyang might look like 20 years after the fall of the Kim family, pay a visit to Tirana, Albania.