The French Revolution And The French And Iranian Revolution

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Throughout history, there is a pattern of many political revolutions; some as complex and violent as the French Revolution, others as peaceful as the Brazilian, and others neutral, such as the Iranian Revolution. Revolutions in history always demonstrate similar fundamentals or principles. In this case, the French and Iranian Revolution were influential political revolutions commenced because of abuse of power and shared several similarities, but there are significant differences between the two. Both French and Iranian Revolution were remarkably involved and made up of several messy phases. Although both revolutions share various similarities, the French Revolution is not justified due to the fact that some of the main reasons or conditions that set forth the revolution worsened and drastically drifted. The Iranian Revolution differed from the French Revolution, because it began and focused on everyone, religion, and disobedience.
Throughout both revolutions, it is clear to see their notions oppose each other. It is visible as early as the commencement of both. The French Revolution began because of the people of France, the Third Estate, were not receiving the same opportunities/privileges as the privileged estates. However, the same cannot be said for the Iranian Revolution. Instead, the revolution began because the ruler of Iran, Reza Shah, was doing too much for the people. Like many leaders, Shah Reza Shah believed that to improve his country, he had to modernize it. The Shah began instituting policies for what he considered to be the betterment of Iran, these including advances in public education, investing in the building of cross railroads, improving health care, implementing major infrastructure projects and large-scale industries ("History of Iran: Pahlavi Dynasty"). These new systems fueled a substantial amount of frustration from a religious group that made up 90% of the population, the Shii’s (“Iranian Revolution”), which would play out later on. Due to mishaps with the British government, Reza Shah stepped down, but his son, Shah Mohammed Reza was allowed to take his title. His son shared his views on modernization and planned to continue his father’s vision as to why he instituted the White
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