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the foundation of political philosophy in Iran-constitutional period

The foundation of political philosophy in Iran-constitutional period

 

Iranian Contemporary History No. 60

 

History Hall

 

 
  Ahmad Shah from Early Youth to the Throne

Mahshid Mussavi

 

Ahmad Shah was the last Qajar ruler with whom the Qajar reign came to its end. Born one year after the assassination of Nasseraddin Shah, Ahmad Mirza was elected by Tehran conquerors as the shah of Iran and due to his young age, they chose a regent for him.

 

Ahmad Mirza's fate to become the shah of Iran forced him to stay in Iran and part with his parents who were to leave Iran. Seven years later, he was crowned; but his coronation coincided with the beginning of First World War and some parts of Iran were invaded and occupied by Russian, British and Ottoman forces.

 

The end of war did not give the promise of better days for Iran and Middle East. Keeping dominance in India, greed for domestic markets, seizing oil resources of the Middle East and fighting with the danger of bolshevism were the main pivot of imperialistic policies in the region.

 

As Lord Curzon wished the conclusion of 1919 treaty would turn Iran to one of colonial countries of Britain. But Ahmad Shah did not sign it and the treaty was cancelled. So the British decided to work out another plan. Some people including Lloyd George, then the prime minister and Winston Churchill pondered over the idea of creating a dictatorial government supported by Intelligence service. Reza khan's coup of 1921 was the outcome of the new policy.

 

Ahmad Shah died in France, 1928, never recognizing the Pahlavi regime. His corpse was buried in Karbala as he wished.

 

The following photos are from a collection of Ahmad Shah's life from his childhood to his reign.



Ahmad Mirza in his infancy

Ahmad Shah when he was twelve years old

Ahmad Shah in his early youth


Ahmad Shah after panther hunting

Mohammad Ali Shah and some courtiers in Bagh Shah a few days before the bombardment of Majlis

Ahmad Shah at the beginning of his reign


Ahmad Shah Qajar in his adolescence with some courtiers

Ahmad Shah Qajar and the crown prince, Mohammad Hassan Mirza in company with some of their teachers and classmates

Ahmad Shah Qajar and the crown prince, Mohammad Hassan Mirza in company with some statesmen


Ahmad Shah in formal military uniform with sword

Ahmad Shah Qajar coming to the Marble Throne in Golistan palace

Ahmad Shah in public levee


Ahmad Shah Qajar in his adolescence in Royal attire

Ahmad Shah Qajar accompanied by some courtiers

Ahmad Shah Qajar and the crown prince, Mohammad Hassan Mirza visiting a propeller driven air craft


Ahmad Shah Qajar in company of some courtiers

Ahmad Shah Qajar on car on his way to Europe

Ahmad Shah Qajar in Istanbul on his first visit to Europe


Ahmad Shah and his brothers in Mohammad Ali Shah's funeral in Italy

Ahmad Shah Qajar in Europe

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