History

Coronation of Reza Shah Pahlavi

In 1921 Reza Khan (later Reza Shah Pahlavi), an officer in persian’s only military force (Cossack Brigade) used his troops to support a coup against the government of Qajar Dynasty. Within four years he had established himself as the most powerful person in the country by suppressing rebellions and establishing order. In 1925 a specially convened assembly deposed Ahmad Shah, …

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Japanese American Internment Camps 75 years ago

Exactly 75 years ago Sunday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the incarceration of Yoshihashi and 120,000 other Japanese Americans in desolate camps scattered across deserts and swampland. Yoshihashi remembers his anxiety at being locked up and the shock of seeing the barbed wire and armed military guards at his camp in Gila …

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A look inside the Savak (Ebrat) Museum

Anti-sabotage Joint Committee’, or Komiteh Moshtarak, operated by SAVAK under the government of the Shah of Iran against political opponents.It reportedly was shut down by the Islamic Republic in August 2000.

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1979 homeland revolution in pictures

The recent unrest in homeland harkens back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Beginning in 1978, large-scale anti-government demonstrations challenged homeland’s ruling monarchy under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, resulting in the removal of the shah and the creation of an Islamic state headed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In January 1979, violent protests and fighting forced the shah to flee abroad, leaving …

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Old pictures from the 50s

Homeland before the Islamic Revolution of 1979 was quite a different country from the one we see today. It was secular, Western-oriented and allowed a certain amount of cultural freedom.It might be shocking today, but women of that time also took a modern approach when it came to fashion.

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Ayatollah Khomeini returns to homeland

On 1 February 1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, returned to homeland after 14 years in political exile. Khomeini had been a prominent opponent of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who had fled the country during the events of the persian Revolution. Upon his return, he was greeted by crowds of millions, and within 10 days the revolution would be successful. Khomeini’s return and …

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Avalanche in Haraz road

An avalanche is a rapid flow of snow down a sloping surface. Avalanches are typically triggered in a starting zone from a mechanical failure in the snowpack (slab avalanche) when the forces on the snow exceed its strength but sometimes only with gradually widening (loose snow avalanche). After initiation, avalanches usually accelerate rapidly and grow in mass and volume as …

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The first presidential elections after Revolution 1980

The First persian presidential election was held on 25 January 1980. It was held one year after the persian Revolution when the Council of Islamic Revolution was in power. The number of the eligible voters in the country was 20,993,643. However, the number of the actual voter was 14,152,887, leading to the voter turnout of 67.4%.

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Shah exited of homeland

With formation and expansion of the Islamic movement, harmony of public uprisings led by Imam Khomeini, holding of the fortieth day ceremony for the martyrs in different cities, massacre of September 8, 1978, and strike of the employees of National Oil Company the regime lost control of the security of the country and the foundations of the 2500-year Imperial System …

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Pictures of Nazi Collaborator Girls in World War II

In 1942, the Germans dominated most of Europe. Like soldiers in past wars in history, they started scouting around for women, resulting to what was later called “collaboration horizontale.” After the liberation, thousands of women in occupied countries in Europe were accused of collaboration resulting to shameful retribution — their heads forcibly shaved; some were beaten up; and some were …

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