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{{Dictator bio
| image =[[File:Enver_Hoxha_November_1984.jpg|200px]]
| name =Enver Hoxha
| birth =October 16, 1908<br/>Gjirokastër, Albania
| parents =
| religion =[[Atheism]]
| education =
| spouse =Nexhmije Hoxha
| children =Ilir Hoxha<br/>Sokol Hoxha<br/>Ranvera Hoxha
| death =April 11, 1985
| deathmanner =Heart failure
| burial =Tirana
| country =Albania
| military =n/a
| rank =n/a
| polbeliefs =[[Communism]]
| party =Party of Labour of Albania
| dictatordate =1944-1985
| war =
| deathnumber =
}}
'''Enver Hoxha''' was the [[Stalinism|Stalinist]] dictator of [[Albania]] from 1944 to his death in 1985.
In 1967, he banned all religions from Albania.
 
==Biography==
Hoxha was born in to a [[Muslim]] family in 1908. He studied in [[France]] and joined the [[French Communist Party]]. 1936 he returned to Albania and worked as teacher. 1939 [[Benito Mussolini]] annexed Albania. Hoxha lost his job and founded the [[Albanian Communist Party]] in 1941. After the [[Second World War]] he was declared as president. In his tenure Christians, Muslims, landowners, recalcitrant peasants and political opponents were sent to prison or executed.<ref>http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/death-enver-hoxha</ref> In particular [[Catholic]]s were persecuted. Hoxha sink the number of Catholic churches from 253 to 100 and all Catholics stigmatized as fascists.<ref>http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-186.html</ref> After Khruschev criticized Stalin, Hoxha started to improve the relations with [[China]].<ref>http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2009/sep/03/dictator-lit-hoxha-on-stalin</ref>
 
Hoxha got support from the Chicago Area Friends of Albania.
 
==References==
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