Essay on Relations Between The United States And Iran
Iran, or Persian as a civilization has claim to one of the oldest civilizations, having been in existence for several thousand years. In comparison, the US is still an extremely young civilization and country. When the US started its first diplomatic outreach to Iran in 1850, it had not even celebrated its 75th year in existence as a country.
A New Relationship
During this time of first contact between Iran and the US, Iran was entrenched in a political land struggle between the British and Russian empires that is now known as “the Great Game”. The Great Game, briefly described, is a political land conflict in which Great Britain did not want Russia to be able to claim India as its own and Russia did not want Great Britain to have all of the inland trade routes through Central…