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Unformatted text preview: INTRO: Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh is one of the greatest Iranian heroes, deserving of as much recognition as humanly possible for his attempts to enrich the lives of the Iranian people. As an Iranian- born individual I grew up only hearing whispers of this man’s great contributions to Iran due to an oppressive government. However, I have read many books and researched the life of the good doctor extensively. I will try and briefly summarize the events that took place at the height of this politician’s career. I will explain how the doctor became the prime minister of Iran , his efforts to nationalize Iran’s oil sources , as well as the events that led to his demise . Hopefully this information will give you some insight on the significance of this historic man’s works as well as his influence on the nation of Iran. POINT I Dr. Mossadegh first became the prime minister of Iran on April 28, 1951 by a majority vote of 79 to 12 in the Iranian parliament (Nejati, 1998). However, he resigned the following year due to the Shah of Iran’s refusal to grant him control of the Iranian Army (whom you can see in this picture). The result of this resignation was the largest Iranian protest up to that date which occurred on July 20, 1952. Many lives were lost during these riots (The Mossadegh Project, 2005). These riots led to the doctor’s reappointment by the parliament a month later after the Shah...
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- Spring '07