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Shah of Iran
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Barzegar, Jamshid. "Recalling Iran's Diverse Revolution." BBC News. BBC, 02 Nov. 2009. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7879702.stm>.
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Maxson, Pamela. "Reza Shah Pahlevi." Nova Online. N.p., May 1999. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. <http://novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/evans/his135/Events/Shah80.htm>. The Role of the Shah Who was the Shah? Overthrow of the Shah The Shah of Iran Amanda Nwaba
Ida Yohannes "Independence, Freedom, and the Islamic Republic" Social Injustices Economic Situations Do away with absolute monarchy Anti Shah Demonstrations Policies as Shah:
-He built the Trans-Iranian Railway and started branch lines toward the principal cities
-He took control of the country’s finances and communications
-Announced an end to the two-party system
-Declared martial law and imprisoned opposition leaders
-"White Revolution" "when Iranians learn to behave like Swedes, I will behave like the King of Sweden." “Let me tell you quite bluntly that this king business has given me personally nothing but headaches.” “My advisers built a wall between myself and my people. I didn't realize what was happening. When I woke up, I had lost my people.” Bakhitiar made
Prime Minister 1980-Died in Egypt Lower Classes joined revolution Martial Law
& Savak Exile to Egypt in 1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini Ayatolla Khomeini
appointed new leader "King of Kings" Replaced the Islamic calendar with the "imperial" one Revived the military Reform Policies Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-80) King of Iran (1941-79) Son of Reza Shah Three wives Very isolated from the people Height of his power-early 1970s Second and last monarch of house of Pahlavi in Iran Secular Muslim Organized the building of a 160 acre tent city near the ruins of Persepolis Began rule at age of 21 Married divorced the sister of the Egyptian king Wrote a memoir after his overthrow