Season 1 Episode 2 | Wars, Coups, Thieves, and a Bean
In 1908, Iran is entrenched in civil war and oil is discovered. Constitutionalists confront conservative Islamic clergy. As the rising German threat looms in the region, World War I engulfs the country ushering in famine and epidemics of Cholera and Spanish Flu until a new king, Reza Shah, emerges to take control.
✓ Discover one of the earliest US diplomatic missions to Persia.
✓ Watch what happened in Iran during WWI and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
✓ See how Iran's modern military began.