Iran in the 1970s before the Islamic Revolution

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posted on May, 10 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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Older people will remember a vastly different impression of Iran though, the Iran from before the Islamic Revolution. There are a large number of pictures and videos out there that show a radically different country from the one today (some might be from the 1960s BTW) so I’ve gathered a few of them together.

































Iran in the 1970s before the Islamic Revolution

Wow, what a different place Iran is today... just take a look at how they force their women to dress now.







It seems they have taken a step backwards ever since the Islamic Revolution


Restrictions on women were more severe in the early days of the Islamic Republic. Females who didn't cover all parts of their body, except hands and face, were subject to punishment of up to seventy lashes or sixty days imprisonment.[26] Women were encouraged to stay at home and not seek a job until the Iran-Iraq War started and women's employment was needed

Women in Iran

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posted on May, 10 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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Iranian's loved the freedom of before the islamic revolution, but they were also let down by their monarchy, and are now let down by the islamic government.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 06:33 PM
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If the US and Britain hadn't treated them like cannon fodder toys they wouldn't have interfered with their governments and the Persians would probably have true democracy right now. They get held back by their own corrupt government and the corrupt governments of the West. Poor people.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 06:36 PM
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Once their leader decided to try to nationalize Iranian oil companies game over. International oil caretls i.e. British and USA would never let that happen. Hence the puppet government and the Islamic revolution. Iranian people are awesome and their country is beautiful.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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Not defending the theocracy, but we only focus on dress codes. That is not the main thing in Iran. Things are getting better for women.




Iranian law still favors men, but women in that country are more educated and have a more visible role in life than in many other Islamic countries, such as Saudi Arabia. And things are getting better, according to the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary in that country.





But to see that, Massoumeh Ebtekar told TODAY co-host Matt Lauer, Westerners need to get over their obsession with the hijab, the head scarf that Iranian women are required to wear by law.





“Hijab is a kind of social act,” Ebtekar said in a live interview conducted in Tehran, the Iranian capital. “I don’t think it is a big issue for women, because there are a lot of issues for women that are so important, and hijab is not a big thing.”


today.msnbc.msn.com...

If the West had not supported the dictatorial Shah, perhaps the revolution would never have happened. It is easy to point fingers, but "we" need to look at "our" own roles in what happened.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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I do believe someone posted the same topic and pics last year. Still good to see a look how things can change overnight. In the thread last year they showed downtown cosmopolitan cafe settings similar looking to Turkey these days. Though I understand Iran still has suburbs that resemble modern day European cities today.





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