Lasting Effects of the Islamic Revolution

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Lasting Effects of the Islamic Revolution of 1979

A) Plan of the investigation
What effect did the Islamic revolution have on the country of Iran and it’s international relations? This is a very broad question so it much be asked and answered for many different levels of society. Looked at this way this question is actually collection of questions. What effect did the Islamic revolution have on the wealthy within the country? What effect did it have on the poor? What affect did it have on the government? What affect did it have on countries in the region? In order to conduct thorough research on this issue, it is necessary to investigate the phenomenon from a variety of angles. My plan is to Google “The Islamic Revolution of 1979 in
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Before a 1979 Referendum that would establish the legitimacy of the parallel government, Khomeini told the nation that the country would not be called the Republic of Iran, not the democratic republic of Iran or the democratic Islamic republic of Iran since he did not want to see Islam “denigrated” by the adjective “democratic.” He publically considered anyone that disagreed with this to be an “enemy of Islam and of God.” (Arjomand, 135). This was not necessarily the sort of revolution that the students and intellectual class had envisioned when they helped bring it about. The opinion of the educated middle class can be reflected by what the prominent Iranian man Dr. Bakhtiar said at a press conference when he remarked that unlike Lenin, Hitler, Nasser, and Castro, Khomeini did not know where he was leading the nation (Arjomand, 137). The effect of this take-over on Iran’s relationship to the USA and the west can still be felt in relations between these countries today. The Iranian hostage crisis led to a suspension of diplomatic relations between Iran and the USA as well as other Western democracies. While the Soviet Union accepted the legitimacy of the revolution, it initially supported attempts to reinstall the Shah as leader. American leaders were determined to keep the Shah in power because of the cold war tensions, which caused them to fear that Soviet Communism would spread to Iran, should the Shah fall. (Cohen, 1). But while
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