Friday, March 15, 2013

Bunkers in Albania

Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha, who ruled the country from 1945 to 1985, was paranoid about foreign invasions. He ordered to build more than 900,000 bunkers across the country. Nowadays those bunkers can be found in the very unusual places.

When the prototype bunker was finished in the 1950s Hoxha asked the chief engineer how confident he was that it could withstand a full assault from a tank. The engineer answered, "Very confident". The Communist Party supremo then insisted that the engineer stand inside his creation while it was bombarded by a tank. The shell-shocked engineer emerged unscathed and Hoxha ordered thousands of these built.

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