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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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High Heel Shoes Story

High heels have a long, rich history, dating as far back as the tenth century. The Persian cavalry, for example, wore a kind of boot with heels in order to ensure their feet stayed in the stirrups.

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Royalty still rules in these 10 countries

Brunei is small enough to escape most people’s notice. It sits on a speck of land along the northern coast of the island of Borneo, almost completely surrounded by Malaysia. Its leader is known as the Sultan of Brunei. Worth about $20 billion thanks to his tiny nation’s oil wealth, the sultan, whose given name is Hassanal Bolkiah, is part of ...

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10 PERSIAN SAYINGS THAT MAKE NO SENSE IN ENGLISH, PART TWO

This  literally means ‘Don’t be tired.’ It’s a nicety- you say it when you know someone’s been working hard, and you want to let them know that their work is appreciated. It’s a great way to begin a conversation- Salām! Khasté nabāshee! – or you can say it after someone’s completed any sort of work- be it housework, work at the office, ...

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