BIRDBRANIAN your in need of a reality check. Your history is not that great and you and your people have achieved throughout history, well really not much at all so stop giving yourself credit for what others have done. Basically you were Turkish lap dogs.<quoted text>You really are f u c k ing retarded. Those Albanian generals and commanders that you are talking about were taken as boys and raised and tried by the Sultans to serve in his armies. The turks saw that the Albanians were brilliant in ruthless in war that is why they made so many Albanians as commanders. How did Albania get independence in 1912? From the first moment till before Skenderbeg there were over 54 revolutions in Albania to fight the turks. For 500 years the Albanians spilled blood to fight off the Turks on their own they won independence unlike greeke or serbia or bullgaria or Monkeynegro they werent granted independence by the Turks or helped by the europeans or Russians. Do you know why the Truks stayed in Albanian for 500 years and they left all other places in balkan. Because Albanians resisted them for so long and they did not like that and that was the way to punish us. You are only independent and call yourself greek because of Albanians Understand. Albanians spilled blood so your filthy kind can live free today and talk s h i t online. If it wast for Albanians you would be speaking turkish and praising allah
There is no greatness
There is no legacy
There is no acknowledgement
Nationalist theories developed during communism have survived largely intact into the present day. The Pelasgian theory especially has been revitalized today. The Albanian Kanun, a very ancient set of laws that is still partially applied in several areas of northern Albania is believed to have been inherited by Illyrians. Muzafer Korkuti, one of the dominant figures in post-war Albanian archaeology and now Director of the institute of Archaeology in Tirana said this in an interview of July 10, 2002:
"Archaeology is part of the politics which the party in power has and this was understood better than anything else by Enver Hoxha. Folklore and archaeology were respected because they are the indicators of the nation, and a party that shows respect to national identity is listened to by other people; good or bad as this may be. Enver Hoxha did this as did Hitler. In Germany in the 1930s there was an increase in Balkan studies and languages and this too was all part of nationalism."
The supposed "Illyrian" names that the communist regime generated continue to be used today and to be considered of Illyrian origin. The museum in the capital, Tirana, has a bust Pyrrhus of Epirusnext to the bust of Teuta (an Illyrian), and under that of Scanderbeg, a medieval Albanian.
BIRDBRANIAN ever heard of the Crescent and the Eagle.