Iran's Revolution Helped It Break From Neocolonialism, 'Gain Real Independence' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Iran's Revolution Helped It Break From Neocolonialism, 'Gain Real Independence'

Iran is marking the 40th anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution. In light of the occasion, Sputnik spoke to journalists, geopolitical observers, and academics about the achievements and setbacks Iran has faced in the four decades after the revolution, and its significance in broader world history.

On 11 February 1979, guerrillas and rebel forces overwhelmed troops loyal to US-backed ruler Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in street clashes in the Iranian capital, bringing a dramatic culmination to months of upheaval, street protests, and behind-the-scenes political and diplomatic manoeuvring which ultimately led to the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

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