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Iranian Revolution

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The 1979 Iran Revolution: How It Happened

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The Iranian Revolution (1978-1979)

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OLD NEWS: The Iranian Revolution

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We explain the Iranian Revolution.

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The Iranian Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of the 2,500 years of continuous Persian monarchy under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States, and eventual replacement with an Islamic Republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, supported by various leftist and Islamist organizations and student movements.
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  • Aftermath 

  • Impact 

  • Islamic political culture 

  • Depictions in US media