Main Page | Recent changes | View source | Page history

Printable version | Disclaimers | Privacy policy

Not logged in
Log in | Help


From dKosopedia

The word Shah is the Persian term for a monarch and loosely translates as Emperor. This title was used by former rulers of Persia, the Persian Empire, as well as the Iranian Constitutional Monarchy of the 20th Century.

In modern American usage, when one refers to "The Shah of Iran", one usually means Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the last hereditary ruler of Iran, who ruled from 1941 to 1979. He came to power during World War II when Allied forces deposed his father, was briefly exiled in 1953, only to be restored to the throne by the American CIA, and was finally deposed in 1979 by conservative Muslims led by the Ayatollah Khomeini in the Islamic Revolution.

Retrieved from "http://localhost../../../s/h/a/Shah.html"

This page was last modified 02:51, 12 August 2005 by dKosopedia user DaveOinSF. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

[Main Page]
Daily Kos
DailyKos FAQ

View source
Discuss this page
Page history
What links here
Related changes

Special pages
Bug reports