Reza Khan's Coup in Persia 1921

[ 1921 ]

At the end of the war [World War I], because of Russia's preoccupation with its own revolution, Britain was the dominant influence in Tehran. The foreign secretary, Lord Curzon, proposed an agreement under which Britain would provide Iran with a loan and with advisers to the army and virtually every government department. The Iranian prime minister, Vosuq od-Dowleh, and two members of his cabinet who had received a large financial inducement from the British, supported the agreement. The Anglo-Persian Agreement of 1919 was widely viewed as establishing a British protectorate over Iran. However, it aroused considerable opposition, and the Majlis refused to approve it. The agreement was already dead when, in February 1921, Persian Cossacks Brigade officer Reza Khan, in collaboration with prominent journalist Sayyid Zia ad Din Tabatabai, marched into Tehran and seized power, inaugurating a new phase in Iran's modern history.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Persian Cossack Brigade and Fathollah Khan Akbar 1921 / 2 / 21 View
Persian Cossack Brigade and Jungle Movement of Gilan 1921 / 2 / 21 View
Persian Cossack Brigade and Simko Shikak 1921 / 2 / 21 View
Persian Cossack Brigade and Autonomous Government of Khorasan 1921 / 2 / 21 View

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