Iranian Revolution

Main

The Shah angers starving Iranians

1971 - 1972

The oil Boom

1974 - 1979

The shah angers Iranian Muslims

1976 - 1977

The Shah's family controls 3 billion dollars in oil revenue

1976 - 1977

Shah respondes to american "reminder"

1977 - 1978

Oil workers go on strike

1977 - 1978

Khomeini takes control

1979 - 1980

the Shah is exiled

1979 - 1980

New constitution is passed

1979 - 1980

IRI takes control

1979 - 1980

Period of terror

1980 - 1981

Heaven on earth is formed

1980 - 1981

Americans taken hostage

1980 - 1981

Khomeini takes control (again)

1981 - 1982