Mohammad Reza Shah

  • The year Mohammad took over...

    The year Mohammad took over...
    Mohammad replaced his father, Reza Shah, on the throne on September 16, 1941, right before his 22nd birthday. He continued the reform policies of his father.
  • Period: to

    the years in which Mohammad Reza Shah ruled

  • Non-Iranians almost move out

    Non-Iranians almost move out
    The United States and Britain withdrew from Iran. The Soviets decided to remain, while the United States assisted Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi removal of Soviet troops.
  • Prime Minister Appointed

    Prime Minister Appointed
    Mohammad Mosaddeq was appointed as the Prime Minister of Iran.
  • Patching things up... Leader leaving?

    Patching things up... Leader leaving?
    Mosaddeq nationalized the oil industry and made the British leave. Demonstrations in the street, forced Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi to flee to Rome.
  • Taking over and Coming back

    Taking over and Coming back
    Mosaddeq's government is terminated when the CIA and Britain follow through with their plan. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was brought back the day after he left Iran.
  • White Revolution

    White Revolution
    In an effort to Westernize Iran, by land reform and fixing women's suffrage, lead to the White Revolution reforms.
  • Trying the forces, and widening the gaps

    Trying the forces, and widening the gaps
    In attempt of removal of all secular opposition utilizing the force of secret police, the Savak. Caused Mohammad Reza Shah's gap between "haves" and "have nots" to widen.
  • End of two- party system

    End of two- party system
    Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi announced the ending to the two-party system.
  • Jimmy Carter... Student protest

    Jimmy Carter... Student protest
    Iranian students broke into a protest when the United States President Jimmy Carter was in Iran visiting. Student demand for the return of Ayatollah Khomeini would be allowed for him to enter Iran. Open fire by police killed 70 students.
  • Another protest

    Another protest
    Over 100 people killed in Tabriz, when protest struck out towards the government, during Iranians contribute towards the dead students.
  • Tragedy struck

    Tragedy struck
    Over 100 more demonstators were killed in Yazd, while commemorating the dead students of Tabriz.
  • More deaths

    More deaths
    Firing on Tehran demonstrations killing several hundred people by Iranian troops.
  • Imprisonment

    Declaring martial law, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi imprisoned opposition leaders.
  • Crippling

    Workers in Iran struck and started to cripple the nation.
  • A celebration

    A celebration
    The celebration of the month of Martyrdom, called Muhurram, began. During this time demonstrators stopped government buildings, shut down buisnesses, and assassinated government officials.
  • Fleeing

    Pahlavi fled because of millions calling for his death.
  • Returning of a not so new

    Returning of a not so new
    The return of Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini.
  • Taking and Wanting

    Taking and Wanting
    53 hostages were taken by revolutionary militants, corrupting the United States Embassy. In return of getting back the American hostages they wanted the Shah.
  • Death of the Shah

    Death of the Shah
    At the age of 60, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi passed away in Egypt.
  • End to the crisis at hand

    End to the crisis at hand
    The American hostages were returned to the United States and the Hostage crisis ended.