Paragraph Structure Detailed - Paragraph Structure Detailed Paragraph 1 Thesis Statement Explain and build upon thesis statement Paragraph 2 Rise of

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Paragraph Structure Detailed03/16/2015°Paragraph 1: Thesis StatementExplain and build upon thesis statement°Paragraph 2: Rise of Reza KhanStaged a coup in Tehran against the Qajar dynastyoQuickly gained political power within this dynastyIn 1925 he dethrone Qajars and crowned himself king (Pahlavi dynasty)What he did throughout reign:oModernized infrastructureoModernized education systemoDevelopment of large scale industriesoRailroad system oThings he also made happen:oWestern clothing legally mandatedoCompulsory mixing of sexes in public placesoBan on veil in state officesLooked to Europe as a model He believed in a strong, central governmentDictatorial style of rule caused dissatisfaction in IranDownfall of Reza didn’t exile German people because wanted to continue industryoLed to his son taking over and mainly following suit
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Favored urban, wealthy, and industrial people through his policiesoLed to his son following suit mostlyFelt secret to modernization was replacing many religious and socialnorms with values of a twentieth century nation state like BritainNumber of industrial plants rised 1,700 percent during Reza Shah’s reign°Paragraph on First Big Event (Mossadegh Overthrow)Focused on area of Middle East to enhance trade (British)oIranian Oil became important to Great Britain during WW2oAlso essential source of British postwar revenueAfter 1946, nationalization of oil became a major popular movementin IranOil industry labor force increase form 20,000 to 31,000 in 1941oEmployed 16,00 workers at Abadan refinery and 4,800 at drilling sites in KhuzestanMossadegh nationalized Iran oil industry (elected as Prime Minister democratically in 1951)oAlienated Iran’s British allies who controlled the oil through the AIOCoPopular move with Iranian people, ut Shah considered this a threat to the ruleoMade oney from both taxes and sale of oil1950: 170 million pounds from oil sal and 30% more from taxeswealth acquired at expense of Iraniansoreceived only around 10% of the profits made and worked in oil fields for very little payBritish halting oil production and prepared for war with irano
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