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Iran is torn between the ways of Islam and the Western world. Disputes over how the country should be run and the control of its rich supply of oil have often turned to violence that has hit the news. Iran follows this nation's long and continuing struggle, exploring the beliefs, hopes, and fears of the many people involved.
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Overview

Iran is torn between the ways of Islam and the Western world. Disputes over how the country should be run and the control of its rich supply of oil have often turned to violence that has hit the news. Iran follows this nation's long and continuing struggle, exploring the beliefs, hopes, and fears of the many people involved.
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Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
The world's overreliance on oil had made oil-rich nations areas of heated conflict. Iran possesses the third greatest oil reserves in the world; it is also as politically different from most western governments as it is possible to be. Downing pinpoints major turning points in Iran's recent history, beginning with creation of the country in the early 20th century from the remains of the Persian Empire. The West's interference in controlling Iran's assets created opportunities for unrest within the government of Iran as well as the entire region. Downing explains in brief bulleted points how religion influences the politics of Iran and shapes Iran's interactions with western countries. Full-color illustrations provide valuable reference points to the topics discussed. The text is composed of very brief bulleted points that hit the high points of Iran's history and provide just enough basic information to give readers a good foundation for a basic research paper on Iran. The text is part of the "Global Hot Spots" series. Reviewer: Danielle Williams
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  • ISBN-13: 9780761431794
  • Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Series: Global Hotspots Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Always in the News 4 Ancient Persia 6 Persia and Islam 8 Oil and Modernization 10 The Fight for Iran's Oil 12 The Shah's Iran 14 The Islamic Revolution 16 A New Dispute 18 The Islamic Republic 20 The War With Iraq 22 Hardliners and Moderates 24 Terrorism and the Nuclear Issue 26 The Future for Iran 28 Factfinder 30 Glossary 31 Index 32
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