photos of shah family in years of Exile

Skilled manpower was stretched to the limit, ports and land transportation became congested, inflation soared to new heights, and the capital became choked with cars and smog. Moreover, the spread of Western culture alarmed conservative Iranians who feared that their Islamic faith was being corrupted by imported films, clothes and customs. Despite the strains, these problems seemed manageable as long as most Iranians either benefitted materially from the boom, or had reason to expect that they would.