Albania is invaded by Italy shortly after the start of World War I.
Germany invades and occupies Albania following the Italian surrender.
Albania severs ties with Yugoslavia and begins receiving economic aid from the Soviet Union.
Albania aligns with China after the Soviet Union ends relations with Albania over an ideological rift.
Following the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, Albania, which had previously been an isolationist state, begins to allow some foreign investment in the nation.
Approximately 375,000 refugees flock to Albania due to escalating unrest in Kosovo and NATO airstrikes against Yugoslavia.
Albania formally applies for a European Union membership, their request is rejected a year later.