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    The Iranian Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States and its eventual replacement with an Islamic republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, supported by various leftist and Islamic organizations and Iranian student movements. Demonstrations against the Shah commenced in October 1977, developing into a campaign of civil resistance that included both…

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    June 3, 1989 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini died of complications following surgery. Millions of Iranian citizens took to the streets to mourn his passing. During the period of mourning, thousands were injured and many lost their lives. This mass outpouring of passion was aimed at the man largely responsible for the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the establishment of an Islamic Republic. While the 1979 Revolution was facilitated by a number of groups including but not limited to the religious…

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    From 1941 to 1979, the Iranian oil nation was lead by Shah Reza Pahlavi. In Persian, the old Iranian language, Shah means king. The Shah’s full name was Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. The oil in Iran was very valuable, and the Shah used this ingredient to start to prepare his dish. When Reza Pahlavi became the chef, he started to trade his ingredients with America. He was able to make a large amount of money and support his staff. In the 1940’s, his restaurant was up and running, he allowed women to…

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    advancement toward secular Westernization with its strong Islamic roots led to great social upheaval. Indeed the “culture of distrust” that marked the Iranian political sphere created a sense of paranoia among the masses on which revolutionaries like Ali Shari’ati acted. But many of the conspiracy theories that prevailed were not without legitimacy; Iranians felt that imperial powers controlled their leaders—which in fact they did. For example, it was the British who helped Reza Khan rise to…

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    role in the Iranian Revolution, by encouraging people to become a part of the revolution. It is important to know that in Iran 90-95% of its population is Shi’a Muslims. Shi’a Muslims know the story of Hussein and understand the importance of his sacrifice. This sacrifice can be seen when analyzing the Iranian Revolution. The Iranian Revolution resulted in the Pahlavi dynasty being overthrown and replaced with an Islamic Republic headed by Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution.…

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    The Russian and Iranian Revolutions have very similar causes: an ignorant leader. In Russia, the Tsar was taking Russia into a dead end. His first mistake was to take personal control over the Russian army, which lead to the people blaming the Szar for every defeat that occurred in World War 1 (Class Discussion). Following WW1, the loss of precious resources and the sacrifice of countless lives lead to Russia to be in a state of extreme famine and poverty (Jerry and Ziegler, 1). The crumbling…

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    be linked to Iran’s 1979 Revolution, which overthrew the American friendly Shah to a radical ayatollah, Khomeini (Lee 2008). Prior to this revolution, the United States and Iran enjoyed good and flourishing relations. As any revolution the Iranian revolution took aim in overthrowing a corrupt regime. Although Islam is very important in the Iranian government today, Islam had little or nothing to do with with the plight or the grief of the Iranian people during the revolution. However, Ayatollah…

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    All of the countries listed have gone through a revolution to remove a dictatorship and change to some other form of government. All of these revolutions involved America and usually in a good way, the Americans were the prominent factor in putting all of the dictators into power. When it comes to the Cuban, Iranian and Nicaraguan revolutions the cause is very similar across the board – as with most revolutions in history. People were tired of the dictatorships, poverty and suppression. This…

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    early adulthood in the time of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq war that inevitably followed. During the revolution traditionalists attempted to refine what it meant to be an Iranian in fundamentalist Islamic terms in order to go against the ways of the West. Marjane Satrapi writes this story about how Iranians tried to deal with changes in their everyday life and how it changed the way they lived. Before exploring the nature of the revolution of 1979 in the novel, it is important…

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    Tehran was like any other modern city before the rRevolution, and Iranians enjoyed their freedoms. There were few who would have assumed that their lives would be so changed by the events that developed in Iran in 1979. The Iranian Revolution would have a severe impact on tens-of-thousands of people, and affected the global landscape. The Iranians would never be the same. The deaths of so many, devastated mothers and fathers, and the images of war were forever implanted into the the minds of…

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