Intro to Modern Middle EastOct1

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Intro to Modern Middle East Oct. 1, 2007 Words! Nasir al-Din Shah (1848-1896) Tobacco Protest (1891- 1892) Constitutional Revolution (1906-1911) Anglo-Russian Entente (1907) Jamal al Din al-Afghani (1897) Muhammed Abduh (1905) Lecture: IRAN - Russia = predator nation - Merchants pissed that Iran was being sold to foreign intrests - Newspapers and presses helped disseminate disgruntled opinions - Secret communities formed to discuss the state of Iran and its politics - The Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905 helped produce mass political protest in Iran - It was a big ass defeat for a Euro power by an Asian power - This made everyone hopeful and affected public opinion - 1904-1905 Russia was seen as the principle external crop of the Qajar dynasty - Japan had been focused on state centered industrialization and the establishment of a constitutional monarchy over the last 50 years - Iranians saw that a strong asian state with a constitution and a kick ass military could catch up with and overtake a strong Euro state like Russia
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