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Reza Shah; The Father of Modern Iran

In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Persia had become a battleground. In 1917, Britain used Iran as the springboard for an attack into Russia in an unsuccessful attempt to reverse the Revolution.

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80 years passed :Kashf-e-Hijab

On 8 January 1936, pro-western ruler Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran (Persia) issued a decree known as Kashf-e hijab (Unveiling) banning all Islamic veils (including headscarf and chador), an edict that was swiftly and forcefully implemented.The government also banned many types of male traditional clothing.

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Migration to Tehran

According to the 1867 census, three fourth of the population of Tehran were migrants, of which 8480 (5.4% of the total population) were military men. Only 26.6% of the population was native to Tehran. This high number of migrants (especially temporary military migrants) in those days was due to the conditions of Tehran as the new capital. According to the ...

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