In 1978 and 1979, the leader of the Chinese regime, Deng Xiaoping, was consolidating his power at the same time the Shah of Iran was losing his. The Shah’s fall led to important lessons well heeded by Deng and his successors to Xi Jinping today.
However, the 1979 overthrow of the Pahlavi regime of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in Iran shows how an exile movement can undermine a regime before causing its downfall. Hence, the Shah’s overthrow reveals the role emigres and the Chinese diaspora may play in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) demise.
The Shah’s Imperial State of Iran was overthrown by the Islamic Republic of Iran under the rule of theocrat Ruhollah Khomeini, a major Islamic cleric and leader of Islamic opposition to the Shah. It is notable because it was absent of the typical causes of revolution. There was no financial collapse, war, rebellious military coup, or class revolution. Far from being unstable, the country was prosperous. Nevertheless, a pro-Western, prosperous, modern state and regional pillar for U.S. foreign policy was replaced with a fundamentalist Islamic government. That is notable as it demonstrates that pro-Western regimes may be rapidly replaced by hostile governments….
A Lesson From History: What the Shah of Iran’s Demise Taught the Chinese Regime
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