How did Iran become Iran?

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Iran was originally known as Persia until 1935 when the Shah of Iran Reza Pahlavi asked the international community to address the country by its name used internally before that: Iran. This was to represent the modernity of the new state.

In the Iranian (or Islamic) revolution in 1979, Iran officially changed it's name from the Imperial State of Iran to the Islamic republic of Iran. Iran adopted Islam as state religion and the Ayatollah, an Islamic religious rank, the head of state or the Supreme Leader. Presidents and Members of Parliament and city counsels are elected by popular vote every four years.
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What is Iran?

Iran is a country in the Middle East. Yep

Where is Iran?

Iran is in the eastern part of the Middle East which is in Southwest Asia. Iran is bordered on the North by Armenia, Azerbaijan & Turkmenistan. On the East by Afghanistan

Why did Persia become Iran?

The native name of the region is Iran. The name Persia, comes from the Greeks, and so it is common in western countries to call the ancient Iranian Empire, Persia. Either name

When did Persia become Iran?

During ancient times almost every foreigner referred to the entire country as PERSIA until March 21, 1935, when Reza Shah Pahlavi asked the international community to call t

What year did Persia become Iran?

Persia is the name of a region in south central Iran (from Greek 'Persis', from Persian 'Pars'). The province of Pars or Fars, which has been called that for ca. 25 centuries.

What is there to do in Iran?

You could visit the ancient ruins of Khashayarshah, Persepolis, or the modern architecture of Teheran! Or even go out to a restaurant since Iran has some of the most delecta

When did Iran become Iran?

Iran was originally called Persia, it was one of the very first empires in the world, at a time, it ruled most of the known world. Later Reza Shah changed the name to Iran, me
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When did Iran become a Shi'a nation?

when Karbala tragedy happened. Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in
In Islam

When did Iran become Muslim?

It started to become Muslim sometime in between 632-638 after the successful campaigns of the Rashidun army assigned by Calipha Abu Bakr and later Omar, and commanded by the f
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Who are Iran?

Iran is country, not a person. It is located in the eastern part of the Middle East.