Iran is a monarchy under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Marjane in Persepolis attends a non-religious French language school.


Iran is an Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution and founder of the Islamic Republic.

In Persepolis, after the Islamic Revolution, girls are obligated to wear the veil at school. Bilingual schools are now all closed down because they supposedly represented Capitalism.

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The revolution was led by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. This revolution overthrew th
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
e monarchy, the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Iran became an Islamic republic. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi had to escape Iran to Egypt in January 16, 1979. Ayatollah Khomeini then returned back to Iran in February 1, 1979 after living in exile in Iraq, and France.

Many People have their theories and stories behind the Islamic Revolution hear the story of the Revolution for yourself. The Story of Revolution

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The Iranian Revolution, which is also known as the Islamic Revolution, was the Revolution that transformed Iran. It had turned Iran into an Islamic republic, instead of keeping it a monarchy. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was the leader of the revolution, and he created the Islamic Republic. It was called the third great revolution in history, since it had affected Iran in many ways, such as getting rid of other influences, and making it mainly an Islamic area.

Islamic Revolution

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IR.jpg After the Islamic Revolution it was forced upon women to wear the veil in public because women's hair supposedly tempted men and women were supposed to be live humbly, modestly.

The Islamic revolution was the biggest success for the Muslims. Even the people that weren't Muslim saw that the Islamic Revolution was one of the biggest success in the history of Islam.


The Islamic revolution was also known as the Iranian revolution. Mohammed was an Islamic leader who tried to take over Iran. Many people didn't like him because of the way he was ruling the country with non-religious beliefs.

Mohammad Reza Shah was one of the leaders of the Islamic Revolution. He had his messages through music cassettes which were sent out into Iran in small numbers.


This video talks about the crisis in Iran during about 1979.