Summary: The 1979 Islamic Revolution

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The 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran stemmed from several factors, all trying to contribute towards an improved country. Factors that led to the revolution included economic, religious, and Western factors, that would eventually lead to a great historical revolution in Iran. These factors created great opposition parties towards the king of Iran, known as the Shah. As the ideologies in Iran developed, Iranians joined together while fighting for the ultimate removal of the Shah from Iran in 1979, during the Islamic Revolution. Through these factors, Islamic ideals and values would be placed in the highest position within the government, displaying a lack of populist ideals and ways in the new Islamic Republic of Iran. After the first constitutional …show more content…
American influences in Iran occurred in 1922, during the Pahlavi dynasty (Hayati and Fattahi 317). American experts would spend several years on helping to further establish socio-economic development within Iran, working with the Pahlavi dynasty (317). Education and infrastructure were developing in Iran, as more universities and libraries began to open and serve the …show more content…
These influences ultimately created great tension within the anti-Shah opposition group, further tightening Islamic values and principles within the Khomeini government. Through these influences, Shah opposition groups grew in size and strength, creating a greater demand for a revolution in Iran during the Pahlavi regime. The Islamic Revolution in Iran provided independence to Iran, as the government began to rule without a king, and Iran no longer depended on United States for guidance or help. Iran’s economy drastically grew through exports of natural resources, while public education and social institutions provided greater roles for Iranian citizens to play in the revolutionized country. Through the Iranian Revolution came great change, attracting the Iranian population and serving their wants and needs through Ayatollah Khomeini and his enforcement of the Islamic principles in

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