Today in Middle Eastern history: the 1921 Iranian coup

The end of imperial Russia in the aftermath of the 1917 Russian Revolution should have been good news for Iran’s Qajar Dynasty, which had fought at least three wars with Russia and lost much of its Caucasian territory in the process. Instead, it eventually led to the Qajars’ overthrow.

Source: Today in Middle Eastern history: the 1921 Iranian coup

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