Constitutionalist Student Shares Views On Mohammed Reza Shah's Rule


Constitutionalist Student Shares Views On Mohammed Reza Shah's Rule
by Darius Kadivar

Interesting yet debatable arguments by a young constitutionalist Iranian history student Shahram Aryan from Hamburg Germany who shares his outlook on Iran’s contemporary history and on the pros and cons of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi’s rule.

Conference Organized by Student Club of the Anjomaneh Farhang va Ejtemayeh Hambastegy Iranian Aleman aka The Social and cultural Association of Iranians in Germany:

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

Part IV :

Part V :

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Related Pictory:

PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY: Mozaffaredin Shah Signs First Draft of the Constitution (1906)

PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY: First Public Gathering of the Iranian Majlis (1906)

PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY: Shah Delivers Speech to Parliament (1951)

FIRST REFORMIST:Shah aims to break mullahs grip on country

Shah greeted by Enthusiastic Compatriots in US Prior to Carter Visit

MODERNITY & TRADITION: Shah of Iran meets Japan's Hirohito (1958)

WOMEN GET TO VOTE: Female Crowd Gratefully Gather At Shah's Palace (1963)

pictory:Bakhtiar Denounces Bazargan's Provisionary Government in exile (1979)

Audio / Video:

THE SHAH's SPEECH: Qajar King Muzzaferedin Shah's Audio Recorded Speech

THE SHAH's SPEECH: Mohamed Reza Shah Pahlavi's Last Speech


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Darius Kadivar

Your welcome Princess Jaan

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Glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing more of his lectures.

Warm Regards,



Such a breath of fresh air!

by Princess on

Thanks for sharing, Darius jaan.

He brings up the very important topic of the prevalent culture at the time of historical events and shows how it should always be considered in our evaluation and analysis of history. The same goes for his sober evaluation of Reza shah and his work. 

Thank you! 


Darius Kadivar

I love this guy's wit and especially his Sense of Humor ;0)

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Here is the other speech he gave on Reza Shah:


Constitutionalist Student Shares Views on the Pros and Cons of Reza Shah's Rule