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Iranian Revolution

Global Vocabulary for the Iranian Revolution

Nationalize to transfer a business from being controlled by private owners to being controlled by the government
Shah a title for the monarch of Iran (like a king)
Westernize to adopt the culture (food, clothing, music, customs, religion) of Europe or North America
Coup (d’état) to remove a leader from power, similar to deposing a leader
Exiled banned from your own country, usually for political reasons as a punishment
Clergy religious leaders
autocratic government or ruler with absolute power
Deteriorate to become worse and worse
Ayatollah title given to learned Shiite legal experts
theocracy a system of government led by religious leaders
Tehran capital of Iran
secular non-religious
Created by: devernah