Here's a brief history of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, in which Islamic clerics overthrew Shah Pahlavi and established the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Economic crisis had been, up to that point, the leading cause of revolutions and Iran had been enjoying relative economic prosperity. The international political implications of the Iranian revolution will not be known for many years to come, and American foreign policy makers and pundits will debate the question of “who lost Iran” long after that. The Iranian Revolution shocked the world as it was not caused by economic issues, but rather cultural reform. The Iranian revolution relied on many methods of unarmed insurrection—such as demonstrations, strikes, boycotts, contestation of public space, and the establishment of parallel institutions—that would be used in the Philippines, Latin America, Eastern Europe and elsewhere in subsequent years. Images show Iranian women pictured before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. This originally five-part document was written by Iranian Marxists on the historical roots of the Iranian revolution. Iranians viewed the revolution as the only way to block western influence in their country. While that has broken down to a great extent, even today women sit in the front of Tehran’s buses, men in the back. The Iranian Revolution was a hard-fought battle for those in favour of the Islamist model of governance, inspiring similar movements that have had varying degrees of success across the region. At the outset of the revolution, men and women were strictly separated in public. After the fall of the Shah in 1979 all the conditions for socialist revolution had matured. Iranian support for Syria became increasingly important beginning in 2013 as the Assad government struggled against various rebel groups. Iran’s Islamic Revolution shook the world in 1979, with currents that continue to be felt today. Even the international economic implications of the revolution will not be fully realized, or recognized, in the near future. In the first part they concentrate on how the Iranian economy developed, leading to an enormous strengthening of the working class and how this led to revolution in 1979. Subsequent negotiations concerning Iran's nuclear program led (Nov., 2013) to an interim agreement that called for Iran to stop enriching uranium above 5% and for it to impose other restrictions on its nuclear programs.