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An interesting and unique case of this phenomenon is Iran. Today it is public knowledge that the American CIA helped to overthrow in 1953 the democratically-elected government of Mohammed Mossadegh in order to establish a regime more sympathetic to Western oil interests. The fact that the US has played such a significant role in modern Iranian history is hardly something worth boasting about. One word that would well describe the history of events in Iran of the last 50-60 years would be tragedy. A despotic government, through the insidious intervention of a foreign power, was installed and which went on to commit many crimes against the people of Iran. The reaction to that regime, the regime of Shah Pahlavi, helped to fuel to the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Today the similarities between the oppression and abuse of power by the Shah’s regime and that of the current Islamist one are quite alarming. It was Karl Marx who famously said that “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce” (Marx 2010). His comments can be applied to Iran where a revolution took place which wanted to overthrow what was seen as a tyrannical and unjust government so as to implement a traditionally Islamist and “uncorrupt” government. Sadly, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has shown itself to be just as unjust and oppressive as that of its predecessor.
The Iranian Shah, after seizing full autocratic power in Iran following the overthrow of the Mossadegh government, instituted a repressive government in order to take and maintain power. A key part of this power structure was the “Sazeman-I Ettela-at Va Amniyat-I Kishvar” or as it was commonly known, SAVAK, the Iranian National and Intelligence Organization. Founded in 1957, SAVAK kept eyes on domestic opponents of the Shah’s regime and “staged several operations to influence political events…[for] the late 1950’s were a time of great political
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Los Vendidos play explores stereotype of Latinos who live in California and how the treated by the local community, state and the federal government at large. Les Vendidos implies sell-outs, hence in this play all the characters are sold out at a given point during the play.
The two states, however, would find war frustrating, and they were both eluded by any sort of decisive victory. The United States covertly supported Iraq, even as they had arm dealings with the Iranian government.
As the world integrates into a global village, it is vital to be aware of various cultures. In this case, Iran is examined in terms of its distinct culture. This relates to how Iranians perceive things in their own way. It also relates to their perception, of the world, and reaction.
There are natural threats to the environment such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and there are artificial threats such as poor water treatment, air pollution, and inappropriate dumping of toxic wastes. According to Kibert, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), environmental justice is termed as the fair treatment of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status, among other discriminatory factors, in the implementation of environmental laws, policies, and regulations (170).
In this respect, it is important to mention the fact that sexual politics in Iran has elicited various reactions across the gender, religious, and social strata for many reasons (Rieffer-Flanagan 111). Perhaps one of the many reasons as to why sexual politics is so critical in Iran is the fact that the nation is guided by Islamic laws that tend to lower the status of women in the society particularly when it comes to gender and sexual roles (Mahdavi 71).
Iran joined hands with America and other developed countries to establish power plants and to improve the existing nuclear power to help them in the future. The paper focuses on the nuclear power of Iran and to emphasize on the importance of nuclear power.
History has it that good relations between Israel and Iran ended since the Islamic revolution during the Pahlavi dynasty. The Iranians refers to Israel as the occupied territories and not as otherwise an independent country. Fears heightened between the two countries after the Iranian election that saw Mahmud Ahmadinejad come into power in 2005.
A major disadvantage is that it has enhanced the development of weapons of mass demolition. One of the major countries that deal with the continued production of the weapons is Iran (BBC, 2012. 1). Although Iran argues that its nuclear initiative is completely