1. General Zahedi sending a message to the Shah, following the coup against Prime Minister Dr. Mosaddegh, inviting him back from exile: The coup, backed by the United States and Britain, lead to a large distrust in Western powers by Iranians that still exists. General Zahedi would become and stay Prime Minister for the next two years. 

    General Zahedi sending a message to the Shah, following the coup against Prime Minister Dr. Mosaddegh, inviting him back from exile: The coup, backed by the United States and Britain, lead to a large distrust in Western powers by Iranians that still exists. General Zahedi would become and stay Prime Minister for the next two years. 

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  2. Reza Shah the Great’s Mausoleum: Following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Ayatollah Khalkhali, a man jailed during the Pahlavi Dynasty as a mentally unstable individual, demolished the monument. Hopefully, one day a new monument can be built in honor of one of the greatest Shahs of Iran. 

    Reza Shah the Great’s Mausoleum: Following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Ayatollah Khalkhali, a man jailed during the Pahlavi Dynasty as a mentally unstable individual, demolished the monument. Hopefully, one day a new monument can be built in honor of one of the greatest Shahs of Iran. 

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  3. Iranians reading the newspaper following the birth of Reza Pahlavi in 1960.

    Iranians reading the newspaper following the birth of Reza Pahlavi in 1960.

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  4. The Shah of Iran along side General Jahanbani of the Imperial Iranian Air Force. General Jahanbani introduced advanced equipment and training to the Iranian Air Force during his time as deputy chief and it has been speculated that without his contributions Iran would have lost many more lives and infrastructure during the Iran-Iraq war. This Iranian Hero was executed after the Islamic Republic came into power in 1979. 

    The Shah of Iran along side General Jahanbani of the Imperial Iranian Air Force. General Jahanbani introduced advanced equipment and training to the Iranian Air Force during his time as deputy chief and it has been speculated that without his contributions Iran would have lost many more lives and infrastructure during the Iran-Iraq war. This Iranian Hero was executed after the Islamic Republic came into power in 1979. 

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  5. Reza Pahlavi, the second last Shah of Persia. His Imperial Majesty oversaw a huge modernization of Iran, including the first university and a complete railroad system. He helped remove a large part of the corruption within the justice and police system and grew the Iranian economy significantly under his reign.

    Reza Pahlavi, the second last Shah of Persia. His Imperial Majesty oversaw a huge modernization of Iran, including the first university and a complete railroad system. He helped remove a large part of the corruption within the justice and police system and grew the Iranian economy significantly under his reign.

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  6. vintage-iran:

Farah Pahlavi visits Kurdish schoolgirls - early 1960s 

    vintage-iran:

    Farah Pahlavi visits Kurdish schoolgirls - early 1960s 

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  7. thedailypersian:

The Shah’s classic car collection at Niavaran Palace - Tehran, Iran

    thedailypersian:

    The Shah’s classic car collection at Niavaran Palace - Tehran, Iran

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  8. Immortal Soldier dressed up for the Celebration of 2,500 Years of Monarchy in Iran. 

    Immortal Soldier dressed up for the Celebration of 2,500 Years of Monarchy in Iran. 

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  9. Pre-Revolution Iran (photograph circa 1960s). 

    Pre-Revolution Iran (photograph circa 1960s). 

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  10. An Imperial Iranian Air Force plane during training. The Imperial Iranian Air Force was big part of Iran’s greatest military prowess. Most pilots were trained in the United States, helping make Iran’s army during the Pahlavi Dynasty the fourth largest and one of the best in the world.
Following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, many pilots remained loyal to the Shah and were in turn killed by the Islamic leaders. Others fled Iran greatly diminishing Iran’s army size and power. The creation and handling of the Imperial Iranian Air Force remains one of Iran’s greatest achievements when it comes to modern aviation.

    An Imperial Iranian Air Force plane during training. The Imperial Iranian Air Force was big part of Iran’s greatest military prowess. Most pilots were trained in the United States, helping make Iran’s army during the Pahlavi Dynasty the fourth largest and one of the best in the world.

    Following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, many pilots remained loyal to the Shah and were in turn killed by the Islamic leaders. Others fled Iran greatly diminishing Iran’s army size and power. The creation and handling of the Imperial Iranian Air Force remains one of Iran’s greatest achievements when it comes to modern aviation.

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  11. Shahyad Square (meaning Remembrance of the Shahs Square) during the Pahlavi Dynasty. 

    Shahyad Square (meaning Remembrance of the Shahs Square) during the Pahlavi Dynasty. 

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  12. Class in Iran before the Islamic Revolution (circa: 1950s or 1960s).
Women and men were allowed to study freely among each other and women were given equal civil rights as men during the Pahlavi Dynasty. Also, women did not have to wear the hejab (Islamic head covering) during this time. 
Under the ‘Islamic Republic’, all of this has been changed. Women are now subjected to the hejab, can not attend school along side their male class mates and do not have equal civil rights.

    Class in Iran before the Islamic Revolution (circa: 1950s or 1960s).

    Women and men were allowed to study freely among each other and women were given equal civil rights as men during the Pahlavi Dynasty. Also, women did not have to wear the hejab (Islamic head covering) during this time. 

    Under the ‘Islamic Republic’, all of this has been changed. Women are now subjected to the hejab, can not attend school along side their male class mates and do not have equal civil rights.

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  13. Shah of Iran on horseback during his rule as King during the Pahlavi Dynasty. 

    Shah of Iran on horseback during his rule as King during the Pahlavi Dynasty. 

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  14. the-independent-and-quiet-one said: Sorry to bug you again. But do you think iran along with the Kurdish peshmerga and others will defeat ISIS? ISIS will not get iran, will it?

    Doorood,

    You haven’t bugged me before, but I’ll be happy to answer. Iran and Kurdish fighters, along side American and international support are very likely to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. ISIS has been growing weaker recently anyways, the “caliphate” they want to establish is not sustainable and they will never unite all the lands they wish to or get out of Iraq and Syria for the matter. 

    When it comes to them getting Iran, the chances of that are basically zero. Iran’s army would never let ISIS take a single city. ISIS is greatly out numbered and Iran actually has an organized army that would defeat them easily. Also, Iranians in general would never accept an Arab occupation, let alone one by a terrorist group. Simply put, I seriously doubt that would happen. 

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  15. Funeral of His Imperial Majesty, Shahanshah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi following his death on July 27, 1980. 
Held in Cairo, Egypt; the Shah was strongly supported Anwar Sadat, the president of Egypt. 

    Funeral of His Imperial Majesty, Shahanshah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi following his death on July 27, 1980. 

    Held in Cairo, Egypt; the Shah was strongly supported Anwar Sadat, the president of Egypt. 

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