Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Iran During Three Representative Periods: 1922-1927, 1945-1946, and 1955-1961

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Master of Arts (MA)

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Henry G. Dittmar

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David G. Poston

Lester H. Phillips


international relations, diplomatic history, United States, Iran, society, politics


Diplomatic History | International Relations | Political Science | Politics and Social Change | United States History


The study of Iran in international affairs as "an approach from the East" can provide a new view of international relations in general. Moreover, a study of Iran in the decade after World War I should be particularly revealing as an approach to an understanding of the readjustment of values in international relations which make that decade "the most interesting period in diplomatic history since 1815." The politico-economic changes in the postwar world were profound: the concert of European powers had been destroyed, leaving a great political void; the technological progress of industrialism that had given the Great Powers world dominance had also made them dependent on lesser states which possessed such natural resources as oil or were strategically located; new nations were emerging in the East while the Great Powers were receding from world dominance; and concurrent with this breakdown of the traditional international order, Soviet Russia was propagating a rival order of society in the Third International.


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