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1 Significance of Iran 1953 Coup D’ Etat Name of Student Institutional Affiliation
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2 Significance of Iran 1953 Coup D’ Etat The coup d’état of 1953 in Iran was one of the events that shaped the political arena in Iran as well as the world. The Iranian government, through their democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, decided to audit the Iranian oil industry. The prime minister wanted to nationalize the oil that Iran was producing and try to control the influence Great Britain had on the Iranian oil (Mahmodpanahi & Shokriaghkand, 2016). The decision did not go well with Britain, who was controlling the Iranian oil. The British sought the help of the United States in maintaining their influence on the Iranian oil fields. The United States and Britain overthrew Mohammad Mosaddegh and replaced him with Shah. The strengthening of the monarchial rule of the Shah received a lot of support from the United States and the Britain governments. The Shah government got the needed protection from the United States against the Soviet Union. The support of the Iranian government got from the
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