The Iranian Revolution 1978-1979 By Eleanor Redman
The Iranians were upset because their leader was being controlled by the United States, and were ignoring the needs of the people.
We need a new leader, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi is ignoring us and is being led by the United States!
Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is leading the people of Iran in a protest.
I will lead you to a new government!
The revolution was attempted to be stopped by the military by shooting the protesters, but this ended up enraging the protesters and worsened the situation.
The protests were often 1 million-strong and in one day the army killed over 500 people. The protests put a stop to most industry and by the end of 1978, some soldiers refused to fire on crowds.
In January 1979, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi fled to America, leaving Iran leaderless. He never returned.
Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini became the leader of Iran and made Iran a more democratic country. A national referendum produced a large majority in favour of abolishing the monarchy and establishing an Islamic republic.
We have taken over Iran and I vow to make this a better place for the people!