The 1953 Coup D'Etat in Iran

  title={The 1953 Coup D'Etat in Iran},
  author={Mark J. Gasiorowski},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  pages={261 - 286}
  • M. Gasiorowski
  • Published 1 August 1987
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
In retrospect, the United States sponsored coup d'état in Iran of August 19, 1953, has emerged as a critical event in postwar world history. The government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq which was ousted in the coup was the last popular, democratically oriented government to hold office in Iran. The regime replacing it was a dictatorship that suppressed all forms of popular political activity, producing tensions that contributed greatly to the 1978–1979 Iranian revolution. If Mosaddeq had… 


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