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    Modern revolutions have an almost archetypal pattern in which the popular masses overthrow an ancient, dogmatic totalitarian regime in favour of a more liberal and secularist political system. It is therefore of little wonder that the Iranian Revolution in 1979 received immense interest – and also became a subject of incredulity, perhaps – when the people deposed of the pro-Western Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty and his constitutional monarchy only to be subjected to Ayatollah Khomeini’s authoritarian theocracy which many observers considered as ‘going backward in time’ in regards of liberty and human rights . The nature of the Iranian Revolution had been a subject of study and debate among historians, especially in attributing the role of Islamism…

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    In the later 20th century, nationalism encouraged countries to reject foreign influence around the world, as seen by the Iranian Revolution, the creation of the Organization of African Unity, and the Solidarity Movement. The Iranian Revolution was a revolt against the Shah, a leader put into power by a foreign country (the US). Because of his secular rule and his numerous connections with the US, Iranians revolted and created the Islamic Republic of Iran. (Dove, Global Developments 1950s-1980s…

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    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…

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    Introduction The Iranian Revolution started 80 years before it would climax and produce the Islamic Republic of Iran. Essentially, the revolution was a struggle between the Iranian monarchy and the political Mullahs. Although the West participated as a model of opposition and imperialism. The Monarchy’s ignorance regarding the population’s devoutness and the political desires of the Mullahs led to analytical miscalculations. These errors in judgment helped drive the revolution and blinded…

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    The Iranian revolution was conducted by the under classes of society against the government but mainly against the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Several policies were put into place by the Mohammad Reza Pahlavi himself and those policies angered Iran’s population. Even though actions were taken to calm the citizens it was too late to retain a firm grasp on power. Before the Iranian revolution, Iran was a well-developed country economically because it is founded on oil rich land. Everyone in the…

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    The graphic novel Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, illustrates the effects of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the author’s life throughout this period. In February 1979, Iran’s monarchy was overthrown. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahvali was replaced by Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini. This would ultimately bring strict regulations to the Iranian society forever. Much of the specifics of Iran’s intimate history is unknown to western countries. Most of this ignorance dates back to the 1960’s. Looking at…

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    Top of Form The Iranian revolution was mainly caused because of the economic conditions the country faced rather than the Shahs friendship with Western countries. The country suffered from shortages, economic downturns, and high inflation while the Sha was in charge. There were many events that led up to overthrowing the Pahlavi dynasty. The first being the government monopoly on tobacco products which created a protest in 1891. Then came the Anglo oil company which was controlled by the…

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    Name, date and location of Revolution: The Iranian Revolution in Iran starting in, September, 1978, and ending in February, 1979. Who Revolted?: The citizens of Iran revolted against the Shah 's police when the shah “alienate the clergy” thus taking away religion and pushing a westernized culture on a population that was 99% islamic (BBC). Many the women and youth revolted against the Shah.The Iranian women revolted, because they were against the veil. The government made them wear the veil…

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    The 1979 Iranian Revolution formed an isolated, fundamentalist state and supported terrorism in the nation. The Safavids and Qajars were the two most important dynasties in Iran. The Safavids dynasty made Shia Islam the official religion and Qajar dynasty gave Muslim the political power. In 1906, the Qajars accepted a constitution, developed a parliament that protected minority rights, but the Shah disapproved. The Shah was the current ruler of Iran under the Pahlavi Dynasty. In 1951, Mohammed…

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    In the following paper I will attempt to use multiple sources and a wide variety of opinions to form a conclusion of whether or not the 1953 Iranian Coup d’état was successful from a geopolitical perspective. We will sift through multiple historical accounts weighing the pros and cons of and the repercussions of the 1953 coup, the benefits, and the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Additionally we will review two CIA documents: the first, a synopsis events before and during TPAJAX,…

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