IRAN - A Country Study

Iran
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction

Country Profile
COUNTRY
GEOGRAPHY
SOCIETY
ECONOMY
TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
NATIONAL SECURITY

Chapter 1: Historical Setting
Ancient Iran
Invasion of the Mongols and Tamerlane
The Safavids (1501-1722)
The Era of Reza Shah (1921-1941)
World War II and the Azarbaijan Crisis
Mossadeq and Oil Nationalization
The Post-Mossadeq Era and the Shah's White Revolution
The Bakhtiar Government
The Revolution

Chapter 2: The Society and Its Environment
Geography
Population
Peoples and Languages
Structure of Society
The Family
The Sexes
Religious Life
Education
Health and Welfare

Chapter 3: Economy
Role of the Government
The War's Impact on the Economy
Labor Force
Petroleum Industry
Non-Oil Industry
Agriculture
Foreign Trade
Balance of Payments

Chapter 4: Government and Politics
Constitutional Framework
Local Government
Political Dynamics
Political Parties
Political Orientations
The Mass Media
Foreign Policy

Chapter 5: National Security
Armed Forces
Special and Irregular Armed Forces
The Iran-Iraq War
Armed Forces and Society
Internal Security

Appendix. Tables
Bibliography
Glossary



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