In the Mesopotamian campaign against the Central Powers, British forces invaded the country and suffered a defeat at the hands of the Turkish army during the Siege of Kut —
Unlike many other Middle East countries, Iran managed to remain independent throughout much of its history. The Bahai and Zoroastrian faiths originated in Iran. SinceIran is an Islamic Republic. It also borders on Afghanistan and Pakistan in the east, and Turkey to the west.
Click for large map Iran has a semi-arid climate for the most part, but it is extremely rich in natural resources.
Additionally, it has considerable quantities of fairly low grade uranium. By he had eliminated all his rivals, and had retaken former Iranian territories in Georgia and the Caucasus.
Agha Mohammad established his capital at Tehran, a village near the ruins of the ancient city of Ray. In he was formally crowned as Shah, but he was assassinated in and was succeeded by his nephew, Fath Ali Shah.
Iran suffered major military defeats in both wars, signing the Treaty of Golestan inand the Treaty of Turkmanchai inand ceding to Russia Georgia, the north Caucasus, and the eventually the the entire area north of the Aras River, which includes present day Armenia and Azerbaijan. Fath Ali Shah died in and was succeed by Mohammad Shah.
He died in and was succeeded by Naser o-Din Shah. Naser o-Din Shah was the ablest of the Qajar rules. He introduced Western science, technology, and educational methods and began the modernization of Iran.
In Britain prevented Iran from reasserting control over Herat, and helped make Herat part of Afghanistan.
Trade concessions by Iran put the Iranian economy largely under British control. Mozaffar o-Din Shah was a weak and ineffectual ruler.
He quickly spent two large loans from Russia, partly on trips to Europe. In August the shah was forced to issue a decree promising a constitution.
In October an elected assembly convened and drew up a constitution that provided for strict limitations on royal power, an elected parliament, or Majles, with wide powers to represent the people, and a government with a cabinet subject to confirmation by the Majles.
The Shah signed the constitution on December 30,but died five days later.
Supplementary Fundamental Laws approved in provided, within limits, for freedom of press, speech, and association, and for security of life and property. The Constitutional Revolution marked the end of the medieval period in Iran Iranians are very proud of this event However, but the constitution remained to a large extent a dead letter.
Mohammad Ali Shah, son of Mozaffar o-Din took office in He arrested many of the deputies, and closed down the assembly. Resistance to the Shah, however, coalesced in several cities, and elsewhere. In Julyconstitutional forces marched from Rasht and Esfahan to Tehran, deposed the Shah, and re-established the constitution.The current territory of the modern state of Iraq was defined by the Anglo-Iraqi treaty of which resulted from the Iraqi revolt against British occupation.
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The territory of the modern state of Iraq was defined in as Mandatory Iraq. It is centered on Lower Mesopotamia (corresponding to historical Babylonia, later also known as ʿIrāq-i ʿArab) but also includes part of Upper Mesopotamia and of the Syrian Desert and the Arabian Desert.