Hello! This is a comic about how Iran was changed by the Cold War.
Stop replacing the britsh oil.
We will go to fight over this.
Everybody: I want oil
Iran Cold War comic
Can we have oil concession first?
First thing to note was their relationship to america. During the cold War, America never backed out of Iran because they didn't want the USSR to take control of it. Their relationship was worsened by oil disputes.
The Us is better
No, USSR all the way!
The next big impact of on Iran was something that can't not be mentioned when talking about the middle east. Oil was affected and affected how people saw them. As mentioned above, The us Fought them due to rivaling British oil companies. Many countries allied with them for oil.
Hello, my frenemy.
The Soviets occupied Iran around the start of the Cold war. The Soviet troops, in exchange for oil concession, withdrew peacefully. A rebellion in North Iran caused Soviet influence to diminish in Iran.
A 4th big impact of the Cold War on Iran was their government, which has political sides of either US favored or USSR favored. As the Political sides started to solidify, Problems in Iran rose and fights and revolts happened.
A final impact was their relationship to the oppisite side of the coin, the USSR. The USSR invaded Iran at the start for oil and as mentioned earlier were driven out. Their relaationship with Iran is currently good. They sided with Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war.