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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 world who had engines and other modern tools needed oil. Since there was a high demand Iran 's economy skyrocketed. Later on Iran would become the second largest economy in the Middle East (Iran in the World Today). During this time the United States…

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    said Britain wasn’t as bad as they seemed, but Mossadegh responded assuring Truman he didn’t know how poorly Iran had been treated. We have gotten word that Britain wants to crush Mossadegh and his plans, and they have reached out to President Dwight D. Eisenhower for his help. Eisenhower has accepted, and it is believed he accepted for one reason. He doesn’t care about the Britain recovering their precious oil, but he doesn’t want communism to overtake Iran. Eisenhower, clearly, doesn’t…

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    The Iranian Hostage Crisis

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    The Iranian Hostage Crisis was a stressful time for the United States because innocent civilians were trapped for four hundred and forty-four days in a country that was going through a revolution and now have a strong hatred towards the Unites States. The Iranian Hostage Crisis, which lasted from 1979-1981, had many events before and during the captivity that is now described as a crisis. Beginning in 1953, a new Shah came to power, named Muhammad Reza Pahlavi. In the same year the people wanted…

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    After Operation Ajax deposed of “Mohammed Mossadegh a titan of a man” in 1953 and established the Reza Shah until the 1979 Islamic Revolution erupted shaping the future of Middle Eastern conflict. Kinzer relies on the primary source of Dr. Donald Wilber, the lead agent during TPAJAX, in “The Wilber Report,” a complete historical account of CIA operatives in Iran throughout the duration of the 1953 Coup d’état. In the Wilbur Report, it is concluded that “Iran was in real danger of falling behind…

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    The graphic novel Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi, recounts her childhood and 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. …

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    The Iran-Iraq War

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    ousting of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iranian state media began publicly urging the Shia majority population of Iraq to rise up and overthrow the Baathist regime. Iran’s anti-Baathist campaign escalated with armed attacks on Iraqi’s Iraqi installations, renewed support for Kurdish and Shia underground movements- specifically the Da’awa Party) in direct violation of ’75 Algiers accord and assassination attempts on key Iraqi officials including Iraqi Deputy…

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    The Iran Hostage Crisis

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    The beginning of the story started in the 1920s, when Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, assumed the position of the Shah, or King of Iran. From the early 1920s until the late 1970s, when he was overthrown, Shah Pahlavi, pushed for the westernization of Iran. Under his ruling, he instilled an anti-communist, and pro western nation, that made significant advancements in industrial expansion (“Iran Hostage Crisis”). This marked the beginning of the White Revolution; a time of modernization for Iran. In…

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    To many young people in the west, Iran seems like a belligerent, hostile, and backwards foreign power that has a long-standing hatred for western countries. However, for most of it 's modern history, Iran was very friendly towards the west, especially Britain and the United States. All of this changed in 1979, when tensions had been mounting for almost 3 decades. The Iranian people led a violent revolution against the king, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, motivated by deep economic troubles,…

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    After World War II, Britain maintained significant influence over Iranian oil supplies through the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (Farber, 2005). The Iranian Prime Minister, Mohammad Mosaddegh, attempted to nationalize this company, and was summarily ousted in a coup d’etat largely orchestrated by the CIA (Farber, 2005). Once the United States’ involvement in the coup became common knowledge among the Iranian people, many of them viewed the coup as an intervention aimed at furthering American…

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    1953 Iranian Coup

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    immediately militarily involved in Iran because of the Allied occupation of it. Secondly, Iranian leaders (at the time led by Mohammed Reza Pahlavi) sought increased US involvement in Iranian affairs, including oil, because they saw the USA as a superpower who would impede the interests of Britain and the USSR whilst giving more acknowledgement toward Iranian . and control of oil revenue to the Iranian government. Thirdly, heightened tension between the USA and the USSR led the USA to attempt to…

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