Culture And Cultural Factors Of The Iran-Iraq War

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Culture is influenced by many different factors. Iran is no exception. Iran 's culture is affected by history, past conflicts, and religion. Iran, known as Persia until 1935, has a long and rich history (Iran in perspective, 2008). Early rulers of Iran were known as shahs who determined rules and policies. During the Qajar Dynasty, Shahs were seen as shadows of god and guardians of the flock. They exercised extensive authority over life, honor, and property. The Shah was the sole possessor of the right to give concessions, privileges, and even monopolies; what they granted they could also take away. The Shah would intervene in the economy occasionally: regulating production, prices, buying, selling, and stockpiling food. The shah’s word …show more content…
Iraq, fearing an insurgency amongst their Shi 'a population, attacked Iran. Both parties seemed to make headway, taking ground, just to lose it shortly thereafter. Due to this, Iran rejected the initially proposed cease-fire. Thus, the war continued. The war ended with the accidental downing of an Iranian commercial airliner by the United States. Iran believed this to be intentional and feared greater U.S. involvement on behalf of Iraq. Fearing U.S. involvement could potentially mean the overthrow of the Islamic Republic, Iran reluctantly accepted a ceasefire (Iran in perspective, …show more content…
The government directly owns and operates hundreds of state-owned enterprises and indirectly controls many companies associated with the countries security forces. The private sector includes small-scale workshops, farming, manufacturing, construction, mining and metal working, to name a few. Unfortunately, informal market activity flourishes and corruption is widespread. Iran is one of the primary transshipment routes for heroin into Europe. Iran is also a source country for human trafficking. Iran does not comply with the minimum standards to eliminate the trafficking of humans, nor does the country make an effort to do so. Furthermore, Iran does not share information on the state 's human trafficking laws (Iran,

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