Iranian Revolution
Updated: 6/10/2020
Iranian Revolution
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  • 1979
  • The developments included land reforms, industrial growth, improvement in medicine, and new nuclear facilities.
  • Women must cover their hair and wear loose clothingNo premarital sexNo alcohol or drugs of any sortNo television
  • Thousands of Iranians protested the Shah's dictatorship, and demanded a governmnent ruled by Ayatollah Khomeini, a well known religious leader.
  • The Shah is overthrown and flees to the United States. Ayatollah Khomeini leads the Islamic Revolution that turns Iran into an Islamic Republic.
  • Iran, now a theocracy, has new religious laws that every citizen must follow.
  • The Shah was a corrupt leader that had cruel policies that eventually got him overthrown.
  • The White Revolution, created in 1963, was a development program formed by the Shah to modernize Iran.
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