Pahlavi, Muhammad Reza

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Pahlavi, Muhammad Reza (1919–80) Shah of Iran (1941–79), son of Reza Pahlavi. The westernization of Iran, combined with a repressive regime and worsening social inequalities, aroused strong discontent among religious fundamentalists and others. In 1979 a theocratic revolution, led by Ayatollah Khomeini, forced him into exile. He died in Egypt.

Muhammad Reza Pahlavi

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