Albania got own independence in 1912 and become a republic. In 1 September 1928 this country become a kingdom with Zog I the King (Ahmed Zogu). He become a king owing to Russian officers, which was the main military power in Albania in that period. But in April 1939 Albania was annexed by the Italians and Vittorio Emanuele III become a new king of Albania. During the WWII Albania was occupied by Italians and Germans. When WWII was finished, Albania become an one of socialist states (until 1991-92).