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Unformatted text preview: nations. Significance: postal system, newspaper (censorship), banking. didnt understand the need for Iranian reform as a response to the West. Amir Kabir - Iran - Reformist prime minister. 1851 establishes polytechnic college, Tehran 19 th century European sciences. European Languages. Attempts to centralize. Military reorganization. Forbids bloody rituals on Ashura. Challenges shah, is assassinated 1852. He is "widely respected by liberal nationalist Iranians" as `Iran's first reformer`, a modernizer who was "unjustly struck down" attempted to bring "gradual reform" to Iran. Significance: Amir Kabir was sent to the Ottoman Empire to represent Persia in negotiations for an end to a hundred years of war between the two empires. He also helped Nasereddin Shah to receive the throne, so the Shah made him his chancellor and gave his sister to him in marriage....
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