History[change | change source]
Although there were earlier Albanian armies the modern forces were founded in 1912.
In 1928 it had 8.000 soldiers.
The army grew up to 511.000 soldiers during the communist era due to forced conscription.
References[change | change source]
- "Gazeta SHQIP // Forcat e Armatosura, struktura e re pa Komandën e Bashkuar" (in Albanian). Archived from the original on 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- Koci, Jonilda. "Albania to abolish conscription by 2010". SETimes. Retrieved 4 September 2010.