Coup in Iran-Shah Installed
Cold War - 1953
Mossadegh was the Prime Minister of Iran for 1951-1953. He introduced a lot of reforms. Some of them were, unemployment compensation, factory owners must pay sick or injured workers, and peasants were free from landlords. What caused trouble was when he nationalized the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, canceled its oil concession, and expropriated its assets. Meaning, he gave the government all the money the Oil Company was earning, because he did not like the arrangement with Britain. In 1952, he resigned because of the the Shah vetoed his idea of him electing a Minister of War, and a Chief of Staff. Later he gained emergency powers and strengthened democratic political institution, by limiting the Shah's powers. He pressed Parliament, to give him another 12 months of emergency powers, in this 12 months he introduced land reforms. What he did with the oil company made the British mad, thus causing the British boycott, which also made the Iranian people mad.
The Coup Begins
Saturday, Aug. 15th 1953 at 12pm
Mossadegh is Overthrown!!!
Wednesday, Aug. 19th 1953 at 12am
How Did The MI-6 And The CIA Do It?
How is this Connect to the Cold War?
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