The Iranian Revolution: Fairytale Essay

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Once upon a time, a Shah became the leader of Iran in 1941. The Shah greatly pushed for westernization in Iran, and rose to power due the fall of an aristocrat. The United States ran much of the Iranian society. In 1944, the Shah's reign is marked of controversy and conflict, by an Ayatollah. The Ayatollah believes in taking Iran toward empowerment and away from elitism, in order to unite a diaspora group of political movements under one power. The Ayatollah strongly suggests that Iran must be united under the rule of Islam, and not the American-influenced Shah. An outburst erupts in Iran once the Iranians learn that their press and propaganda is being controlled by the American embassy. Regardless of these minor threats, the Shah grows in …show more content…
Once upon a time, a Shah became the leader of Iran in 1941. The Shah greatly pushed for westernization in Iran, and rose to power due the fall of an aristocrat. The United States ran much of the Iranian society. In 1944, the Shah's reign is marked of controversy and conflict, by an Ayatollah. The Ayatollah believes in taking Iran toward empowerment and away from elitism, in order to unite a diaspora group of political movements under one power. The Ayatollah strongly suggests that Iran must be united under the rule of Islam, and not the American-influenced Shah. An outburst erupts in Iran once the Iranians learn that their press and propaganda is being controlled by the American embassy. Regardless of these minor threats, the Shah grows in power. The reaction of the Iranians learning about the American embassy running their sources of information caused the Shah to declare martial law. This causes the opposition against the Shah to advance even further. The opposition is led by a powerful orator named Mohammed Mossadeq. He was the most popular man in the country, and believed the Shah should reign, but not rule. Out of popular support, in 1951 Mohammed becomes Iran's Prime Minister. Mohammed's opposition to the West and to the Shah is one the Ayatollah is already preaching. Mohammed's pro-Soviet stance makes America nervous enough to consider a coup d’état against Mohammed, out of support for the Shah. On August 15, 1953, America's Central Intelligence Agency convinces the

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