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Why did women wear veils in the Iranian Revolution?

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Why did women wear veils in the Iranian Revolution?

The Iranian Revolution:

The Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979 as a reaction to the oppressive regime of the Shah. The Shah was a staunch ally of the United States.

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The pre-Revolution government of Iran had banned the wearing of the veil as a way to modernize Iran. Many women felt that wearing the veil was a...

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The Possibility of Democracy in Iran

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A number of talking heads on the news concern themselves with the status of democracy in Iran as if some simple solution can be found. However, as this lesson demonstrates, democracy in Iran is far from simple.


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