Iranian History/Ayatollah Khomeini and The Islamic Revolution

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The Iranian Revolution (also known as the Islamic Revolution,[1][2][3][4][5][6] Persian: انقلاب اسلامی, Enghelābe Eslāmi) was the revolution that transformed Iran from a monarchy[7] under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to an Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution and founder of the Islamic Republic.[8] It has been called "the third great revolution in history," following the French and Bolshevik revolutions,[9] and an event that "made Islamic fundamentalism a political force ... from Morocco to Malaysia."[10]


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  6. The Shah and the Ayatollah: Iranian Mythology and Islamic Revolution (Hardcover), ISBN 0-275-97858-3, by Fereydoun Hoveyda, brother of Amir Abbas Hoveyda.
  7. An [[w:Iranian monarchy|]] is the kind of monarchy Iran was.
  8. Encyclopædia Britannica.
  9. Marvin Zonis quoted in Wright, Sacred Rage 1996, p.61
  10. Nasr, Vali, The Shia Revival, Norton, (2006), p.121

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