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Which is a true statement about Iran’s political leadership in the late 1970s? a. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi ruled without any opposition. b. Islamic fundamentalists lost their power in 1979. c. Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Ayatollah Khomeini. d. Ayatollah Khomeini took control in 1979.

Donald Ward

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Carlton Burgess on May 27, 2018

The answer is the letter d. The ayatollah Khomeini took control in 1979. Due to the growing unrest and resentment of the Shah's rule that included human rights violations, the Islamic fundamentalists led protest and the strikes that overthrew his government. This paved the way for a theocratic government led by the Ayatollah Khomeini. It was during this period where the start of the Hostage Crisis in Iran.

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