Uncovering Iran - A Revolutionary State

John Tusa begins a new series chronicling the making of modern Iran.

John journeys through a turbulent century, which began with the constitutional revolution of 1906.

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1/3. John Tusa begins a new series chronicling the making of modern Iran. John journeys through a turbulent century, which began with the constitutional revolution of 1906. Is it possible to explain the apparent paradox at the heart of this ancient society, whose frequent struggles for freedom and democracy seem to be continually thwarted?

1/3. John Tusa begins a new series chronicling the making of modern Iran. John journeys through a turbulent century, which began with the constitutional revolution of 1906. Is it possible to explain the apparent paradox at the heart of this ancient society, whose frequent struggles for freedom and democracy seem to be continually thwarted?

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John Tusa continues the series chronicling the making of modern Iran, journeying through a turbulent century.

2/3. The oil crisis of the 1950s saw Iran go head to head with the British over oil nationalisation. The resulting overthrow of a democratically elected government, and its replacement by dictatorship, was to change relations between Iran and the West forever.

John Tusa continues the series chronicling the making of modern Iran, journeying through a turbulent century.

2/3. The oil crisis of the 1950s saw Iran go head to head with the British over oil nationalisation. The resulting overthrow of a democratically elected government, and its replacement by dictatorship, was to change relations between Iran and the West forever.

2006100120061006

John Tusa concludes the series chronicling the making of modern Iran, journeying through a turbulent century.

3/3. John charts the fall of the last Shah of Iran and the unstoppable rise of Ayatollah Khomeini, bringing with him the first ever Islamic republic. How has the nation adjusted now the country is ruled by clerics?

John Tusa concludes the series chronicling the making of modern Iran, journeying through a turbulent century.

3/3. John charts the fall of the last Shah of Iran and the unstoppable rise of Ayatollah Khomeini, bringing with him the first ever Islamic republic. How has the nation adjusted now the country is ruled by clerics?

012006091720060922

John Tusa begins a new series chronicling the making of modern Iran.

John journeys through a turbulent century, which began with the constitutional revolution of 1906.Is it possible to explain the apparent paradox at the heart of this ancient society, whose frequent struggles for freedom and democracy seem to be continually thwarted?

012006091720060922

John Tusa begins a new series chronicling the making of modern Iran.

John journeys through a turbulent century, which began with the constitutional revolution of 1906.Is it possible to explain the apparent paradox at the heart of this ancient society, whose frequent struggles for freedom and democracy seem to be continually thwarted?

022006092420060929

The oil crisis of the 1950s saw Iran go head to head with the British over oil nationalisation.

The resulting overthrow of a democratically elected government, and its replacement by dictatorship, was to change relations between Iran and the West forever.

022006092420060929

The oil crisis of the 1950s saw Iran go head to head with the British over oil nationalisation.

The resulting overthrow of a democratically elected government, and its replacement by dictatorship, was to change relations between Iran and the West forever.

03 LAST2006100120061006

John charts the fall of the last Shah of Iran and the unstoppable rise of Ayatollah Khomeini, bringing with him the first ever Islamic republic.

How has the nation adjusted now the country is ruled by clerics?

03 LAST2006100120061006

John charts the fall of the last Shah of Iran and the unstoppable rise of Ayatollah Khomeini, bringing with him the first ever Islamic republic.

How has the nation adjusted now the country is ruled by clerics?