May 11, 2011


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  • Economy of Iran - "The economy of Iran is a transition economy with a large public sector and some 50% of the economy centrally planned... most of the country's exports are oil and gas..." - Wikipedia
  • History of Iran - "Iran is home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 4000 BC. The Medes unified Iran as a nation and empire in 625 BC. The Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BC) was the first of the Iranian empires to rule in Middle east and central Asia. They were succeeded by the Seleucid Empire, Parthians and Sassanids which governed Iran for almost 1,000 years. The Islamic conquest of Persia (633–656) and the end of the Sassanid Empire was a turning point in Iranian history. Islamicization in Iran took place during 8th to 10th century..." - Wikipedia
  • Iran - "The name "Iran" has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia. Both "Persia" and "Iran" are used interchangeably in cultural contexts; however, "Iran" is the name used officially in political contexts. - Wikipedia

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  • Iran's power struggle - "What does the rift between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mean for Iran?" - Aljazeera Inside Story video - May 10, 2011

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