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


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

Golestan Palace, Qajar King Mozaffaredin Shah signs the First Declaration of the Constitution in Tehran on 30th of december, 1906. The Hundred Years Struggle for Democracy and Human Rights Continues.

Bebin TV: Series "History for Dummies"-Enghelabeh Mashrouteh aka Constitutional Revolution of 1906:

Qajar National Antheme Performed by the Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra:

Historian Mashadollah Adjoudani about the Constitutional Revolution's Legacy- VOA Persian:

Aref Sings Shahanshaha accompanied by Anoushiravan Rohani:

Shah of Iran's Last Speach acknowledges the "Voice of the Revolution" and promises to Respect the Constitution once Order and Calm are Restored:

David Frost Interview with Shah- "A King Remains a King unless he Abdicates or is Decapitated" say's Shah, Followed by Interview of his Son the current heir to the Pahlavi Throne, 2008:

Shapour Bakhtiar's last Public Appearance in 1989 in Hamburg, Germany before his assassination two years later speaks about Regime Change by RESTORING The Constitution of 1906:

pro-Bakhtiar demonstrations VS pro-Khomeini demonstrations in 1979:

Bakhtiar's Last Interview as Prime Minister- refuses to Resign and warns Khomeiny of Highjacking the national outcry:

Peter Jennings Interviews Khomeiny upon Return on Air France through Sadegh Gobtzadeh's Translation:

Khomeiny Speaks Against all Persian Symbols linked to the Monarchy and Promises to make everything Free From Electricity to Food and demands Islamic Symbols to get rid of the SUN AND LION In all public departments:

Khomeiny comments on the Referendum and encourages everyone to vote "FREELY" for an Islamic State:

And the Nation Follows ...

Footage of the 1979 referendum of the Islamic Republic of Iran:

Ahmadinejad's Concept of Statesmanship and governance:

French Report on Female Police demanding Strict Respect of dress codes:

Fereydoune Farrokhzad, exiled Poet and Entertainer speaks about his life long Political Activism and why he is a Constitutional Monarchist:

Shapour Bakhtiar gives a Speach in LA as to why he accepted the Firmin ( Royal Decree) of the Shah to become Prime Minister:

The History of the Revolution through the eyes of Shahpour Bakhtiar:

Part I:

Part II:

Bakhtiar's Assassination and his Assassin's - France 24:

Holy Crime: A Brief Bio of Shapour Bakhtiar and two Assassination Attempts the second of which succeeded:

Former President of the Islamic Republic Muhamad Khatami about Democracy and Islam:

Reza Pahlavi's message on the Anniversary of the 1906 Constitutional Revolution in Iran:

Pahlavi Imperial National Antheme:

2010 Iranian Revolution - "REFERENDUM is our people's slogan" 22 Bahman Feb 11:

Googoosh Mehrdad -Shenasname aka Sun and Lion Passport:

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David Starkey's "Last Word" With Maryam Namazie about Iran and the Monarchy (More4 TV April 19th, 2006)

HISTORY FORUM:The Monarchy with David Starkey (Cambridge University)

On Secularism Vs Religious Belief:

HISTORY FORUM: Ahmad Kasravi's Life, Assassination and Intellectual Legacy 64 years On ... 

HISTORY FORUM: Mashallah Ajoudani on Intellectuals and the Revolution

HISTORY FORUM: The Age of Enlightment in France and Europe.

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