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Shah of Iran. By: Quincy Smith. Rise to Power. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was crowned as prince of Iran at the age of six and Shah, or King, of Iran in 1941. He replaced his father as the 2 nd King of the Pahlavi Dynasty.

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shah of iran

Shah of Iran

By: Quincy Smith

rise to power
Rise to Power
  • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was crowned as prince of Iran at the age of six and Shah, or King, of Iran in 1941.
  • He replaced his father as the 2nd King of the Pahlavi Dynasty.
  • As a ruler, he focused on westernizing Iran with the help of the United States.
  • During the War, both Britain and Russia wanted Iran because of Iran’s great oil abundance.
  • The Shah has a disregarded Iran’s religion and Constitution, which led to the Iranian Revolution.
iranian revolution
Iranian Revolution
  • This revolution was caused by the people of Iran that did not support the Shah’s views.
  • People feared the U.S’s western culture was contaminating Iran.
  • The leader of this revolution who rejected Shah’s teachers, was Ayatollah Khomeini.
  • Ayatollah eventually overthrew the Shah’s power and created the first Islamic republic.
aftermath
Aftermath
  • Khomeini brought the country back to the traditional Iranian rule.
  • He installed new militias which were more brutal than the criminal system enforced by the Shah. They tried to suppress Western ideas.
  • Protesters seized 66 hostages at the US embassy in Iran.
  • This greatly impacted the U.S.

because they took U.S. citizens

hostage when the U.S. tried to

help them. This increased the

hostility between the countries.

conclusion
Conclusion
  • "Iranian Revolution." Britannica School. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.
  • "Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi." Ic.galegroup.com. Student Resources in Context, 12 Dec. 1998. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.
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