Iran (Persia)

  • M. Epstein
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


On October 31, 1925, the Majlis, ‘in the name of the national welfare/ proclaimed the deposition of the Shah, Sultan Ahmad, and the overthrow of the Kajar dynasty. On December 13 the Constituent Assembly elected Eiza Khan Pahlevi Shah of Persia, and made the Crown of Darius hereditary in his family. On December 15 the new Shah took the oath to defend the Constitution, and on December 16 he was publicly proclaimed. On February 25, 1926, he appointed his eldest son, Shahpur Mohammed Riza, Valiahd (Crown Prince) of Persia. Riza Shah was crowned on April 25, 1926.


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Books of Reference

Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Iran: 1. Official Publications

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2. Non-Official Publications

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