Thursday 4 July 2013

The Arab Spring: A History. Episode 5 - The Not So Constitutional Revolution

This week in The Arab Spring: A History we turn to Persia. As bad as things were for the Ottomans, things were worse for the Qajars. We look at the Constitutional Revolution, the weakness of the central government, the weakness of the army, issues with the Majlis, the discovery of oil and Reza Khan's 1921 Coup.