Essay on Iran Before and After the Revo

2171 Words Sep 30th, 1999 9 Pages
Iran – Before and After the Revolution The Islamic Republic of Iran, formerly known as Iran or Persia, was crowded with a young generation looking for full freedom against the Shah. Persia, once as a powerful country with vast oil resources, soon became a vulnerable nation, ready to accept a new leader to guide them. The people were ready for change, but were the changes they got the changes they were looking for. The people wanted freedom against the shah, (For generations Iran was ruled by Kings) who allowed some freedoms, but it was somewhat limited. The people wanted freedom of speech, so that the press could freely publish their own opinions. They wanted to get rid of a law that made all eighteen-year-old males attend two …show more content…
This organization was another huge factor that pushed the Iranians over the edge, increasing the essentiality of freedom more than ever. The other reason that Iranians were sick of the Shah was because of his dependency on the United States for advice. There is nothing wrong with countries consulting each other for advice on certain issues, however the Shah was asking the United States what to do about every little thing. The people felt that the Shah was incapable of making a good decision on his own, which made people wonder if this man should be the leader of their country. The shah would ask about what to do with government, the economy, and even at one point if he should kill the civilians protesting in Iran. Although this may sound completely negative, the United States helped Iran in many ways as well. Militarily they helped Iran develop to prevent threats from Iraq, economically they helped Iran construct oil platforms and refineries, and they helped with many other things. Even though Iran's oil was a major reason the United States assisted Iran for so many years, the United States was also an important factor of keeping Iran a powerful nation for so many years. This was the reason civilians were pushed to the revolution as well. People were now ready to fight for what they believed in. The people of Iran began demanding the Shah change, and they were now
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