Iranian Revolution Essay

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This assessment aims to evaluate the research question “To what extent did the Shah’s domestic policy lead to the Iranian Revolution?”. This paper will investigate the Pahlavi Regime and the Shah’s ambition to convert Iran from a third world developing country and in reforming her into the world's leading oil-rich nation of the world (with the support from western allies), in understanding the concept this investigation will examine the Shah’s weakness into account of causing the start of the uproar conflict known as the Iranian (Islamic) Revolution in January-( till February) 1979.

The first source comes from Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini’s (known infamously in the western world as Ayatollah Khomeini) speech on 1st of February upon his return from exile in 1979 becoming the centre of events during the period. He
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A secondary source created under BBC that heavily focuses on Tehran, Iran under the Pahlavi Regime which eventually led to the Shah’s loss of power during the struggle over control in Iran at the time of the Iranian Revolution in January 1979. The origin of this source was created by Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari on a film regarding the revolution in 2009. It serves the purpose of observing the history in hindsight which is of value. The documentary contains present and antique motion pictures relating to the fall of Mohammad Reza Shah (of Iran from 1941-1979), Maziar was able to extensively research on the matter of the conflict, he was able to come up with his own conclusion behind the revolution which is of value, however despite his information ‘usefulness’ comes with the limitation that he is an outsider of the conflict. With no firsthand experience and not being a part or witnessing of the actual event itself Mazier was not able to get sources from someone who was (like the Shah and

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