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Iranian Figures and Ideology by Mind Map: Iranian Figures and
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Iranian Figures and Ideology

Shah

Pahlavi Dynasty

Land Reforms

pro-western

fled in 1953 coup

Abolished Islamic legal requirements (1963)

growing income inequality

Ayatollah Khameini

Current Supreme leader

sultan?

low clerical support

increased military influence

less anti-western senitment

Ahmanedijad

president

uses "lay terms"

Ayatollah Khomeini

protested in 60s, 70s in Tehran, Qom

first theologian to put into practice idea of Islamic gov't in a modern state

exposed shortcomings of Islam

influenced by Kashani

simplified doctrine for common audience

believed to be "Perfect man"

take refuge in inner self

only legitimate gov't is one that accepts rule of God/Sharia

riots brought him power

overthrow in 1978, declared Islamic government

islam served state

Mosaddeq

Appointed as PM

increased power in 1953 coup

operation AJAX ousted him

propaganda to accuse M of communism

Kashani

Fadayine Islam

Ulama

New node

Anti-colonialism

Islamic universalism

political activism, populism

Shariati

overthrow feudalism, capitalism

pro-mosaddeq

modern concepts are not set apart from Islam

capitalism= unjust

ethical and spiritual values must be Islamic

Khatami

improved human rights b/c of press

Montazeri