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    The 1905-1911 Iranian Constitutional Movement stands as one of the most significant events in the Middle East history, particularly in the history of Iran. This movement showed the desire of Iranians for freedom, dignity, equity, and independence. Despite the years of political and economic issues of Qajar period, Iranians tried to shift the policies of their government in the benefit of the people. During the Pahlavi period, Iranians achieved a relative modernization and development. However,…

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    PART 1: THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION The Iranian Revolution of 1979 consists of a series of events concerning the takeover of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi’s reign. The revolts against Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi began in 1977 by reason of a conservative reaction against Pahlavi’s nonreligious efforts, a liberal reaction against social injustices and a sharp economic shortening. These strikes and demonstrations shocked the country. During that time, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi left Iran for deportation in…

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    Modernity In Iran Essay

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    place more value upon community and piety. Certainly this rings true in the case of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The swift and wide-reaching social and economic changes instituted by Shah Pahlavi were at odds with Iran’s traditional, Islamic culture. Coupled with anxiety about Westernisation and inequality created by the influx of a huge quantity of petrodollars, the discrepancies between the views of the Iranian people and their ruler reached breaking point. The Shah’s goal of modernizing…

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    The Iranian Revolution took place in 1979. Reza Shah had plans to modernize and westernize Iran, but while this was taking place, oil was discovered in Iran. The Iranian revolution was the overthrowing of the Pahlavi dynasty, the ruling house in Iran, which was a monarchy. This was led by Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. He was supported by the United states. One of the leaders of the revolution was Ayatollah Khomeini, who was an Iranian religious scholar. He did not believe in equality for women in…

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    to portray the role of women and their femininity during the New Regime. Persepolis is written during the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Iran. The novel is written to illustrate how the Islamic Revolution leads to change culture and society in Iran. “In 1997 a revolution took place. It was later called The Islamic revolution.” (Satrapi 3) Satrapi writes how during the Islamic Revolution it was a difficult time for families, but mostly for the women. Persepolis shows how in 1979 Iran’s monarchy…

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    Annotated Bibliography Bagherpour, Amir. "The Iranian Diaspora in America: 30 Years in the Making." PBS. Web. 12 Sept. 2010. 15 Feb. 2016. . Thirty years after the notorious Islamic Revolution of 1979, the United States has become a haven to “the largest and most prosperous population of Iranians.” A constant amount of Iranians immigrated to the U.S. during the 1980s, but the number reached its climax in the 1990s. When Iranians migrated to the United States, they thought it would be a…

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    Iran Nuclear Program Essay

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    Iran’s nuclear program was not always seen as a controversial aspect of Iran’s domestic policy. As a matter of fact, the origins of the Iranian program began in the 1950’s with the support of the United States. Research and development of a nuclear program began once Tehran joined Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace initiative and signed treaty No.4898. On December 8, 1953 during the 470th Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly the Atoms for Peace Program was launched by…

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    Women's Rights In Iran

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    temporary wives as they wanted” (Haugen 213). In an Iranian marriage, the men make the decisions while the women normally do not have a say in many things. Even to travel outside the country, the wife must have been given permission by the husband since an ID is not required. Not only does the permission needed by the husband play a major role in why this is an issue, but also the superiority men have over women. As an example of male superiority, if an Iranian man were to have a child from any…

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    In Persepolis, Marjane’s grandmother explains to her that “dynasties have succeeded each other, but the kings always kept their promises. The Shah kept none ” (27). With this in mind, the Shah’s actions fueled the Islamic revolution and consequently, exile. From a historical aspect, the Shah acted as an authoritarian under his political regime. In politics, authoritarianism occurs when a society’s government has a strong central power with limited freedoms among individuals. Approaching…

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    during the Iranian Revolution and the war that followed. During the Iranian revolution the Germans sold chemical weapons to Iran and Iraq during the duration of the revolution. These chemical weapons were a huge reason the medical resources were taken from the civilians and put towards the soldiers of the revolution. In the book, Satrapi talks about her trip to the hospital for her uncle and her witnessing victims of chemical warfare. Chemical Weapon use during the Iranian revolution and the…

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