Reza Shah Pahlavi, also spelled Riza Shah Pahlevi, original name Reza Khan (born March 16, 1878, Alasht, Mazanderan province, Iran--died July 26, 1944, Johannesburg), Iranian army officer who rose through army ranks to become shah of Iran (1925-41) and began the regeneration of his country Iran. Reza Shah the Great of Iran, Pahlavi IFather of the Nation and Creator of the Modern IranReza Khan was a true Republican, he wanted to establish a Republic in Iran and become the first president; however, the traditional combine institutes of the Persian Royal Courthouse, monarchists, Feudals and Shiite Mullahs saw their social classes benefits in danger and forced him to become a shah.
Reza Khan desired to be the first president of Iran and reform Iran. His desire was for the people to elect one worthy president after another and revive Iran.
Reza Khan wanted a Secular Republic to cut off the hands of the Shiite Islam from the government. Deep inside, Reza Khan despised the corrupt institutes of monarchy, feudalism and religion. The history would have been different and today's Iran would have been heaven if Reza Khan had gotten his way! Unfortunately, the Monarchists, Mullahs and Feudals continued the tradition of dictatorship and eventually the Absolutist Monarchial Dictatorship gave birth to the Theocratic Shiite Dictatorship of the 1979. The Old Monarchist - Shiite Brotherhood tied Reza Khan's hands and avoided the creation of the Democratic Republic of Iran; furthermore, they put Iran in a path of traditional tyranny which resulted in a Theocratic Dictatorship of IRI.
Throughout the history of Iran, Monarchists and Mullahs have always gone hand in hand. Every time a true reformer wanted to develop a change, the Brotherhood of Monarchists and Mullahs have blocked it! If Reza Khan would have gotten his way, Iran's destiny would have been different; Monarchy would seize to exist and IRI would have never been born! This sculpture was cast using the ancient old Los.
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