Essay on The Islamic Revolution Of Iran

1417 Words Dec 11th, 2016 6 Pages
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 revolution in Iran, the Islamic Revolution was the second to take place in Iran from 1977 to 1979 (Hassan 675). Within this time frame, Iranian nationalism and Islamic principles would become the centre point of the Iranian Revolution. Economic factors played a large role towards the creation of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Economic concerns rose due to Iran’s major export of oil. As oil prices increased, the Shah of Iran would try to modernize Iran. In an attempt to replace the Pahlavi regime in Iran, the Talbot, an anti-Shah movement, aimed to replace any Iranian ties with the Europeans (Pesaran 700). In the journal, Towards an Anti-Western Stance: The Economic Discourse of Iran’s 1979 Revolution, written by Evaleila Pesaran,…

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