Thursday, October 16, 2008

1979 Revolution in Iran:

An interesting, somewhat different analysis:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-shah17-2008oct17,0,7636765.story

The last two paragraphs were quite interesting:

The shah's government, shaken by the loss of oil revenue, imposed a harsh austerity budget that threw thousands out of work, collapsed investor confidence and panicked middle-class Iranians. Economic chaos and unemployment quickly spread.

Within a year of the Doha summit, the first mass demonstrations that grew into revolution broke out on the streets of the Iranian capital.


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