The Iran Hostage Crisis Of 1979 Essay

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In the late 20th century, the government of the United States was going through a difficult time. Having just came out of World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States were in a state of political and military tension known as the Cold War. Little attention did the government of the United States give to the other issues at hand. While, in the Middle East there was a storm forming, the citizens of Iran were undergoing an evolution into a democratic government; breaking apart from it monarchical rule. During this extremely crucial phase for Iran, the U.S. and United Kingdom stepped in to overthrow this democratic development to strengthen their own agendas. In response to this corruption that caused oppression amongst the Iranian people, they rose up against the U.S. and held our citizen’s hostage. This was known as the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979. In this essay we will discuss how the evolving decisions and events that built up to the Iranian Hostage Crisis were due to a shortsightedness and lack of the understanding of people. Iran a country once ruled over by a monarch had begun its democratic transformation and had elected their first officials and prime minister. Mohammad Mosaddegh, democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 until 1953. When Mohammad Mosaddegh came into power, he pushed to nationalize their countries oil industry which has been under British control since 1913 through the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. Though, it would seem the U.K.
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