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The Iranian Revolution Iran is a country located in the Middle East The main source of income for the country is oil the one object that had greatly influenced its history Irans present government is run as an Islamic Republic A president cabinet judicial branch and Majilesor or legislative branch makes up the governmental positions A revolution that overthrew the monarch which was set in 1930 lasted over 15 years Crane Brintons book An Anatomy of a Revolution explains set of four steps a country experiences when a revolution occurs Symptoms rising fever crisis and convalescence are the steps that occur The Iranian Revolution followed the four steps in Crane Brintons theory symptoms rising fever crisis and convalescence occurred Numerous symptoms led to the crumbling downfall of Reza Shah Pahlavi ruler of Iran until 1978 One of these symptoms is rising expectations which can be seen during the 1960s and 70s The rich Shah cleared the way for the land reform law enacted in 1962 The land minority had to give up its land to the government and among those stripped of land were the Shiah Muslims Irans power structure was radically changed in a program termed the White Revolution On January 26 1963 the White Revolution was endorsed by the nation By 1971 when land distribution ended about 2500000 families of the farm population benefited from the reforms From 1960-72 the percentage of owner occupied farmland in Iran rose from 26 to 78 percent Per capita income rose from 176 in 1960 to 2500 in 1978 From 1970-77 the gross national product was reported to increase to
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