27 Facts About Iranian Revolution


Iranian Revolution relied heavily on support from the United States to hold on to power which he held for a further 26 years.

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Iranian Revolution people voted in a national referendum to become an Islamic republic on 1 April 1979 and to formulate and approve a new theocratic-republican constitution whereby Khomeini became supreme leader of the country in December 1979.

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Iranian Revolution was unusual for the surprise it created throughout the world.

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Iranian Revolution that substituted the monarchy of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi with Islam and Khomeini is credited in part to the spread of the Shi'a version of the Islamic revival.

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Insecurity and chaos created after the Constitutional Iranian Revolution led to the rise of General Reza Khan, the commander of the elite Persian Cossack Brigade who seized power in a coup d'etat in February 1921.

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Iranian Revolution established a constitutional monarchy, deposing the last Qajar Shah, Ahmed Shah, in 1925 and being designated monarch by the National Assembly, to be known thenceforth as Reza Shah, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty.

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White Iranian Revolution was a far-reaching series of reforms in Iran launched in 1963 by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and lasted until 1978.

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Shah advertised the White Iranian Revolution as a step towards westernization, and it was a way for him to legitimize the Pahlavi dynasty.

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Part of the reason for launching the White Iranian Revolution was that the Shah hoped to get rid of the influence of landlords and to create a new base of support among the peasants and working class.

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Thus, the White Iranian Revolution in Iran was an attempt to introduce reform from above and preserve traditional power patterns.

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Iranian Revolution mysteriously died at midnight on 23 October 1977 in Najaf, Iraq.

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Units of Imperial Iranian Revolution Army were deployed to the city to restore order, and the death toll, according to government was 6, while Khomeini claimed hundreds were "martyred.

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Iranian Revolution decided to appoint Jafar Sharif-Emami to the post of prime minister, himself a veteran prime minister.

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Iranian Revolution retained Sharif-Emami's civilian government, hoping that protesters would avoid taking the streets.

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Iranian Revolution referred to himself as Padeshah, instead of the more grandiose Shahanshah (king of kings), which he insisted on being called previously.

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Iranian Revolution apologized for mistakes that were committed during his reign, and promised to ensure that corruption would no longer exist.

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Iranian Revolution stated he would begin to work with the opposition to bring democracy, and would form a coalition government.

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Much of Iranian society was in euphoria about the coming revolution.

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Iranian Revolution ordered the army to allow mass demonstrations, promised free elections and invited the revolutionaries into a government of "national unity".

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Iranian Revolution sent a letter to American officials warning them to withdraw support for Bakhtiar.

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Iranian Revolution was later assassinated by an agent of the Islamic Republic in 1991 in Paris.

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Iranian Revolution was a gendered revolution; much of the new regime's rhetoric was centered on the position of women in Iranian society.

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Iranian Revolution's further explains that the cultural, ideological, social and material factors shaping the social life and class differences in the period just prior to the revolution need to be studied in order to understand how the Iranian women's social consciousness developed and how it led them to take part in public protests.

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Between June 1981 and March 1982, the theocratic regime carried out the largest political massacre in Iranian history, targeting communists, socialists, social democrats, liberals, monarchists, moderate Islamists, and members of the Baha'i faith as part of the Iranian Cultural Revolution decreed by Khomeini on 14 June 1980 with the intent of "purifying" Iranian society of non-Islamic elements.

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In terms of future relevance, the conflicts that originated from the Iranian Revolution continued to define geo-politics for the last three decades, continuing to do so today.

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Many of these achievements and rights that Iranian women had gained in the decades leading up to the revolution were reversed by the Islamic Revolution.

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The Iranian Revolution government has had to reconsider and change aspects of its policies towards women because of their resistance to laws that restrict their rights.

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