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Reza Shah Pahlavi : Born on March, 15, 1878 in Alasht village of Mazandaran,the founder of Pahlavi Dynasty, and the father of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, last shah of Iran (1925-41) Reza Khan was an army officer who rose through the ranks and in 1921 led a coup that eventually overthrew the Qajar dynasty. He sought to bring order and end Iran's political chaos and its domination by Britain and Soviet Russia following World War I (1914-18). He constructed roads, schools, and hospitals, opened a university, and built the Trans-Iranian Railway. He emancipated women, nationalized several economic sectors, and reduced the clergy's power. He often used repressive methods, which eventually cost him his popularity. During World War II (1939-45), asserting that Reza Shah Pahlavi might side with Germany, Russia and Britain used the opportunity and occupied Iran. The Allied forces forced him to abdicate (1941) in favour of his son, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi who became a unpopular king until his fall in 1Shah Pahlavi : Born on March, 15, 1878 in Alasht village of Mazandaran,the founder of Pahlavi Dynasty, and the father of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, last shah of Iran (1925-41) Reza Khan was an army officer who rose through the ranks and in 1921 led a coup that eventually overthrew the Qajar dynasty. He sought to bring order and end Iran's political chaos and its domination by Britain and Soviet Russia following World War I (1914-18). He constructed roads, schools, and hospitals, opened a university, and built the Trans-Iranian Railway. He emancipated women, nationalized several economic sectors, and reduced the clergy's power. He often used repressive methods, which eventually cost him his popularity. During World War II (1939-45), asserting that Reza Shah Pahlavi might side with Germany, Russia and Britain used the opportunity and occupied Iran. The Allied forces forced him to abdicate (1941) in favour of his son, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi who became a unpopular king until his fall in 1979.

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Khuzestan 1929: Reza Shah's automobile passes the Karoon River on the boats tied together. Despite its huge mineral wealth and natural resources, the area remained backwards due to British imperialistic policies.
Tehran's Reza Shah (Shahreza) Street later renamed as Enghelab St.
Engagement ceremony in Egypt. LTR: Princess Fouziyeh (Fawzia) ,Reza Shah Pahlavi, Egyptian Queen Nazli (Fouziyeh's mother) Prince Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. By this marriage Reza Shah planned to inject some royal blood for his son's legitimacy.
Pahlavi Reza Shah takes Oath during a Ceremony Majlis Moassesan (Founders Parliament). The Constitutional Monarchy obliged the king to take his power from the parliament, however Reza Shah took the path to become a despot.
A photo of Reza Shah in civil suits during last years of his life
Reza Shah and his queen Tajolmoluk

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