publication . Article . 2012


M. Gerber;
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  • Published: 28 Feb 2012 Journal: Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, volume 9 (issn: 1022-8136, eissn: 2224-0020, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Stellenbosch University
Iran, once the state which, in the midst of political turmoil and military conflict among its Arab neighbours, enjoyed an era of unprecedented economic prosperity and social stability under the administration of the Shah - was suddenly plunged in 1978 into a cultural crisis whose central theme was the common Islamic faith of otherwise diverse groups with disparate political and ideological aspirations. The Iranian revolution, however, was never a merely regional affair, although it started against the background of purely local political issues. The Persian state, in point of fact, became the focal point of centrifugal power struggle between the superpowers, whi...
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free text keywords: Iran, Bazargan Government, Iranian revolution, the West's dependence on Gulf oil, Soviet Union, end of American power and influence, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Neutrality, Economy, Communism, Geopolitics, Prosperity, History, Politics, Unrest, Islam, Political economy, lcsh:Military Science, lcsh:U
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