The Imperial State of Iran
JÂVID ŠÂH – LONG LIVE THE KING
XODÂ, ŠÂH, MIHAN
RASTÂXIZ – Monarchist Party of Iran
The Resurgence Party of the People of Iran (Persian: Hezbe Rastâxize Mellate Irân) or simply Rastakhiz Party (Persian: Hezbe Rastâxiz) was Iran’s largest political party during the 70s, founded by Emperor Mohammadrezâ Pahlavi 1975.
Imperial Iranian Songs & Marches
Royalist protest 1979 against incoming Islamic Revolution
PASSPORT: Imperial State of Iran
Coat of arms of the Sovereign of the Persian Empire
Iran’s White Revolution [Enqelâbe Šâho Mellat] was a 12 point plan made in 1963. These twelve points were to be understood as the starting point of a new era, a reshaping of the Iranian feudal society, as a necessary measure for the entry of Iran into the “modern age”. Initially, it was a 6 point program that was later expanded: 1. The abolition of the feudal system and the distribution of farmland from landowners to peasants. 2. The nationalization of all forests and pastureland 3. The privatization of state-owned industrial enterprises to finance compensation payments to large landlords 4. Profit sharing for workers and employees of companies 5. General active and passive voting rights for women 6. Fighting illiteracy by building an auxiliary teacher’s corps As early as 1963, the Šâh had formulated five basic social rights for all Iranians in his New Year’s speech: the right to a reasonable minimum of food, clothing, housing, education and health care. It was clear to the Šâh that he could only impose the program of the “White Revolution” with the support of the majority of the population against the landowning Qâjâr Turks and the Arabo-Muslim clergy, which had always been the most determined Opponents of democratization, modernization and equitable distribution of the country’s wealth among Iranian people.
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