The Iranian Revolution Of Iran

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The Iranian Revolution was at its climax in 1979 with the Revolutionary goal being met by it’s supports. Supporters of the revolution stood mixed in their goals for a new Iran. The Islamic Extremist lead by Ayatollah Khomeini wanted to install an Islamic regime inside of Iran that would follow Islamic law. Religious clerics viewed the Shah as not being a positive leader of Iran and wanted him overthrown and the country left as is. Iranians such as the middle class and students wanted to install an Islamic republic in place of the autocratic monarchical society which the Shah created. All of these groups came together to follow Ayatollah Khomeini under the presence of overthrowing the Shah. Needless to say Ayatollah Khomeini overthrow the…show more content…
Change in Iran by the Shah was a part of what caused the Shah to be overthrown by the Iranians. This view is argued by Hetherington to be a minority view and not the accepted view. Fast economic or social change was not the cause, but rather the development was too slow for the Iranians public. This is not what Persepolis says though. “The people wanted only one thing: His departure! So finally…” (Satrapi 41). The graphic novel explains the shah killed his people in the streets of their country and they wanted him to leave. In a Journal article “Industrialization and revolution in Iran: Progress or Unmet Expectation” the author explains the Shah was too slow in implementing social change and this was the downfall of his regime.
It was not because the Shah’s government forced upon people more largesse that they were accustomed to that they rebelled. Rather it was a failure to meet rapidly rising expectations, rational or otherwise, a failure to deliver immediately in full measure or even in partial measure sufficient to encourage realistic hope of progress toward obtaining the material benefits of a modern industrial nation, that contributed to increasing dissatisfaction with the Shah’s government and to a climate of public opinion conducive to revolution. (Hetherington 362).
The graphic novel does explain the reason why the shah was overthrown it just gives out a small explanation about him killing his own people and not what
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