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Bunkers of Albania

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Albania is somewhat notorious for the thousands of bunkers that are found around the country. The dictator Enver Hoxha, in his insane paranoia, decided to turn the nation into a giant fortress, and had these uniform concrete bunkers built everywhere to defend against any outside attacks, attacks that never materialised. Now, Albania has been left with concrete bunkers all over the place, and you'll likely see them everywhere. Some have been turned into homes, others into art spaces or even museums, and many are just there, doing little at all.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
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During the nearly forty-year leadership of Communist dictator Enver Hoxha of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania, over 700,000 bunkers were built in the country – one for every four inhabitants. The bunkers (Albanian: bunkerët) are still a ubiquitous sight in Albania, with an average of 24 bunkers for every square kilometre of the country. Conspicuously located everywhere throughout the country.

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