Today in Middle Eastern history: Reza Pahlavi is crowned Shah (1925)

Decades before they helped engineer the coup that restored Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi to power, the British were responsible for engineering another Iranian coup that eventually resulted in the enthronement of his father, Reza Shah Pahlavi (d. 1944), and the institution of the Pahlavi “Dynasty.” I put “dynasty” in quotes because it was just the two of them over the 54 years it was in power; by contrast, the Qajar Dynasty that the Pahlavis succeeded covered 7 rulers (two of whom ruled for more than 35 years each) and 136 years.

Source: Today in Iranian history: Reza Pahlavi is crowned Shah (1925)

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