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    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 vote and work, and produced a non-religious kitchen, unlike what the staff was used to from it’s previous chef, Abbas Ali. Even though the Shah granted a lot of rights to the nation and created a wealthy economy, he was ignorant to the fact that Iran is…

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    lower-class citizens overthrowing Iran’s monarchy under the Shah’s rule. Prior, to the revolution Iran was under Reza Kahn rule. He was the colonel of an expert military compel who seized control in a coup d 'état and expanded his armed force to assuage and bring together the nation (269). In 1925, Reza Khan became Shah Reza Pahlavi, he crowned himself as Iran’s ruler. Under Shah Reza’s rule, Iran seemed to be prospering. However, during World War II, Iran was seized by Great Britain and the…

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    Muzzaffar al-Din Shah became the successor of the throne after the death of his father and the nearing end of the Tobacco Revolt. Muzzaffar al Din Shah was a leader who ignored the plea of his people whom only wanted an improved Iran society. Only upsetting his people, even more, the Shah, later on, gave rights to a London-based financier, William Knox D’arcy, “special and exclusive” privilege to exploit and sell natural gas for sixty years since 1901. (pg 33). After signing the exclusive…

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    Shah Pahlavi's Downfall

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    Imagine living in Iran in 1970. It was a time of great boom and great bust. There was much wealth to be had from oil production, and at times things were very prosperous. This prosperity was overshadowed though, by the many socio-economic failures of the Shah. His unwise use of power and his greed made Iran a country ripe for revolution. By 1979 the stage was set for Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who because of cunning historical and political maneuverings was able to use politics, religion, and…

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    Iran Revolution 1979

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    government for themselves. However, Iran did not become religiously led after the fall of the shah through pure happenstance. In the years of Mohammad Reza’s reign as the Shah of Iran, his policies and actions ushered in a powerful religious disagreement and anger that arose in rebellion in the 1970’s, a revolution that created the religiously centered nation known as the Islamic Republic of Iran. The country of Iran grew into its potential for an Islamic takeover throughout most of the…

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    This push towards the modern world would see the Shah going far beyond his constitutional powers and take on responsibilities and decisions that would exclude the input of other social interests such as those of the Shiite people, the Shi 'a clergy and the working class who saw modernization as an opposition to their way of life. This opposition to the Shah and his reforms came strongest from the Shi 'a clergy and in particular a priest name Ruhollah Khomeini who saw Mohammad Reza Shah as a pawn…

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    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi began his rule in 1941, following in his father’s footsteps. The first several years in power were very turbulent and unstable. He was rejected and removed from his Monarch position for a temporary period of time in 1953. He resumed power with the help of a US CIA and British backed coup. Many Iranians were not happy with the outside involvement by the United States and the hypocrisy of self-determination and democracy. Anti-western resentment was building. During this…

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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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    were all gathered protesting Shah and wanting Khomeini in power. “On Thursday morning, August 20, as I was fixing Mitra’s breakfast, I turned on the radio. What I heard seemed to plunge the room into darkness. The government of Iran had been overthrown.” (Farmaian 192) This is how Saitti described how she found out news at that time. It gives you more of a perspective of how things worked around this time in history. It is said that history explains the interaction between man and the…

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    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 power just as it was the CIA…

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