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The Shah was the king of Iran before the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Iran was ruled by the Pahlavi dynasty.The founder of the Pahlavi Dynasty was Reza Shah Pahlavi. He became the king of Iran after overthrowing the last Qajar king.
This is Reza Shah Pahlavi.
The Shah of Iran, Reza Shah Pahlavi
The son of Reza Shah Pahlavi was Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. Mohammed was the second Pahlavi ruler. He had continued reform polices of his father. Later on though, control of the government had broken out between the Shah, and a politician, the nationlistic Mohammad Mosaddeq. However, he was overthrown in 1979 during the
. He was then forced into exile in Egypt. He was replaced by
. Iran transformed to become an Islamic state.
Many Iranian people were upset with the Shah and bean a revolution against him, led by
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
. The Shah was spending money on American military products, money that was earned from selling Iranian oil. The result of this led to angry religious leaders, claiming that Iran is loosing its Islamic traditions, and also a small amount of money being left to reinvest for the economy. The Shah was also "westernizing the country at a rapid rate."
More Info about the Shah
"The Shah came to power during World War II after an Anglo-Soviet invasion forced the abdication of his father, Reza Shah. Mohammad Reza Shah's rule oversaw the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry under the prime ministership of Mohammad
Mossadegh.During the Shah's reign, Iran celebrated 2,500 years of continuous monarchy since the founding of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great. "
The Shah was the emperor of the Islams during the Islamic Revolution. Everyone wanted to go against him. He killed many people and because of him many millions of people died during this revolution. At last when the Shah try to do democracy everyone was putting pressure on the Shah and he was forced to give up his power and they ran him out of the country.
This video is about Reza Shah's view on torture.
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