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Iran's Islamic Revolution
3,909 wordsIranian is a country located in the Middle East. The main source of income for the country is oil, the one object that had greatly influenced its history. Iran's present government is run as an Islamic Republic. A president, cabinet, judicial branch, and Majilesor or legislative branch, makes up the governmental positions. A revolution that overthrew the monarch, which was set in 1930, lasted over 15 years. Crane Brinton's book, An Anatomy of a Revolution, explains set of four steps a country ex...
Iran An Islamic Country
973 wordsIran - HIstory geography climate culture economy government Iran is a country located in the Middle East. Below it is the Gulf of Oman and to the west is the Persian Gulf. On the east is Afghanistan and to the north is Turkmenistan and the Caspian Sea. The total area of Iran is 632,457 square miles, which is slightly larger than Alaska and about 6 times smaller than the United States. Iran has about 65,612,000 people which is about 100 people per square mile. That means that the United States ha...
Iran's Strong Hatred Towards Foreigners
2,177 wordsIn the novel All The Shah's Men we are introduced to Iran, and the many struggles and hardships associated with the history of this troubled country. The Iranian coup is discussed in depth throughout the novel, and whether the Untied States made the right decision to enter into Iran and provide assistance with the British. If I were to travel back to 1952 and take a position in the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) for the sole purpose of examining the American Foreign Intelligence, I would have...
People In Iran
2,209 wordsIran - Before and After the Revolution The Islamic Republic of Iran, formerly known as Iran or Persia, was crowded with a young generation looking for full freedom against the Shah. Persia, once as a powerful country with vast oil resources, soon became a vulnerable nation, ready to accept a new leader to guide them. The people were ready for change, but were the changes they got the changes they were looking for. The people wanted freedom against the shah, (For generations Iran was ruled by Kin...
Iran And U.S.
408 wordsIn 1978 a terrible revolution led by ayatollah Ru holla Khomeiny appeared in Iran. Still trying to recover from this disastrous movement Iran went in a Civil war during falls 1979. On the same year, in January those ho were loyal to ayatollah Khomeiny wanted to put an end to the 37 year dominance of the Shah by forcing him to step down and give the power to the Islamic leader. The new policy put an end to the relationship between Iran and the United States which the Shah had worked hard to obtai...
695 wordsIn January 1979 a bloody revolution erupted in Iran. The Shiite sect of Islam sought to eliminate all foreign influences and reestablish traditional Muslim laws and customs. The man who led them was 75 year old Ruhollah (Ayatollah) Khomeini. He became the ultimate authority in Iran, and called for revolutions in other countries as well. "Feared and hated in the west, he was passionately supported by millions of Iranians" (Diller 218). It is believed that Khomeini was born sometime around 1902 in...
Iran's Nuclear Program
2,798 wordsTo: President of the United States of America; George W. Bush From: Senior Political Advisor; Fade F. Mir hom Re: Potential Threat Posed by Iran and Responses to Such a Threat Date: May 17th, 2005 Mr. President Concerning the task that was assigned by your honor to me on May 6th 2005, regarding the preparation of a policy memorandum focusing on the Iranian nuclear program achievements; I am gladly presenting my advisement's and spotting the Iranian policy toward its nuclear programs, comparing o...
Khomeini's Failed Revolution
856 wordsRevolutions are not perfect, and there are always negative aspects to a revolution. They do not always create a better country, or even resolve the issues that the revolution was for. An excellent example of this would be the Iranian Revolution. Other than being one of the three major turning points in the twentieth century in the Middle East, it showed that a revolution might not evolve society in a positive way. The actions of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which were intended to improve Iran, i...
Iran Iraq War
1,146 words1901-06: beginning of oil diplomacy British discover oil in northern Iran and begin to gain concession for exploitation, refining, and transporting of the crude worldwide. After receiving 12,000 thousand pounds sterling and a cut of the profits, Muzaffer al-Din Shah grants the right. Iranians, questioning the legitimacy of the agreement, demand an assembly to examine the document. They also demand a constitution according to which similar decisions can only be reached in a public forum. When 14,...
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