The History And The Culture Of A Country

1526 WordsOct 30, 20157 Pages
Understanding the history and the culture of a country makes transitioning through the country extremely helpful. From a military standpoint if you understand the culture and ways of a country this can prevent a negative appearance and enable easier movement through the country during wartime operations. For some countries, this can be easier than others can. Though its history runs extremely deep, Iran is a relatively new country whose revolution was less than four decades ago. During the time leading up to its revolution, Iran had many different leaders and rulers that have played a hand in how the culture of Iran is today, which makes trying to understand it difficult. Iran is made up of many different classes that all…show more content…
Many other dynasties ruled over Iran the following centuries but finally ended with Islam rule. In 1935, the country officially adopted the name Iran replacing Persia. In 1963, a man named Shah started a campaign to modernize and westernize the country even calling the campaign the White Revolution. During an uprising one day, it was said, "Khomeini, by raising the stakes, reinforces us in the face of the shah and the Americans. Anyway, his name is only a rallying cry, for he has no program. Do not forget that, since 1963, political parties have been muzzled. At the moment, we are rallying to Khomeini, but once the dictatorship is abolished, all this mist will dissipate. Authentic politics will take command, and we will soon forget the old preacher." (Anderson). Shah imprisoned the prominent religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini in 1962 for opposing the westernization of Iran. He would play a pivotal role in the exile of Shah and his family in 1979 (unknown). Islamic rule took over again and on April 1, 1979 and The Islamic Republic of Iran was proclaimed. This is now a national holiday known as their Independence Day. Now 98% of the countries religion is Shi 'ah Muslims (www.foodbycountry.com). Not soon after, in November, there were 52 Americans captured at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held for 444 days before their release. In 1980, as a direct reflection of the
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