Why The Iranian Revolution Occur During A Time Of National Progress And Prosperity?

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Identification and Evaluation of Sources: This investigation will answer the question, what caused the Iranian revolution to occur during a time of national progress and prosperity? This question is important because the Iranian revolution baffled the rest of the world, as nobody expected a newly progressive and economically stable nation as Iran to have its government overthrown. The scope of this investigation is the events throughout the 20th century that put the family of monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi into power and the family’s fall from power, but more focused on the latter. It’s important to see how the Pahlavi family rose to power to understand the condition of the monarchy and what changed between the reigns of the different…show more content…
It is however limited in that it is translated from Turkish and has a number of phrases that require personal interpretation and therefore need to be assessed by other sources. The piece goes over the conflict between the current Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, and the leader of the revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. It also discusses how Ayatollah Khomeini’s followers actually opposed each other, but opposed the Shah more. It also explains how the Shah’s progressive attitude offended some for being too progressive, and some for not being progressive enough. This resulted in another conflict upon the abdication of the Shah, as to what the republic of Iran should be. In the end, Ayatolla Khomeini was declared Supreme Leader for life. Word Count: 491 Investigation: It’s important to understand the background of how the Pahlavi family came into power. In the early 19th century, Iran was undergoing its Constitutional Revolution. The Shah at the time, Muzaffar al-Din Shah, was near death, and decided to allow the revolution. A constitution was written, and a new Shah, Mohammad Ali Shah, succeeded Muzaffar al-Din Shah (Balaghi). The new constitution organized a parliament which was quickly corrupted by Mohammad Ali Shah, in turn leading to another revolution in favor of his eleven year old son, Ahmad Shah Qajar, who was ineffective as a ruler and left a hole of power. This is when Reza Shah

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