Episode 102. Wars, Coups, Thieves, and a Bean
With protests continuing in Iran as oil prices suffer, new sanctions coming, the fate of Iran's nuclear agreement with Europe unknown, and the IRGC ready to take control, this episode plunges into the first oil wells in Persia, and the suppression of the conservative Islamic clergy in the early 20th century.
Episode 2 Content: 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.