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Reza Pahlavi II
Reza Pahlavi II

Reza Pahlavi II (born October 31, 1960 in Tehran, Iran), is the eldest son of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, grandson of Reza Shah Pahlavi and pretender to the Persian throne. Image File history File links Reza_Pahlavi_II.jpg From Official website of Reza Pahlavi File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Reza_Pahlavi_II.jpg From Official website of Reza Pahlavi File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Map of Iran and surrounding lands, showing location of Tehran Tehran (also transcribed Teheran) (تهران in Persian), population 9,000,000 (metropolitan: 14,000,000), and a land area of 254 square miles, the capital of Iran (Persia) and the center of Tehran Province. ... Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (in Persian: محمدرضا شاه پهلوی) (October 26, 1919 – July 27, 1980), Styled His Imperial Majesty, Shahanshah Aryamehr (Light of the Aryans), was the last reigning Shah of Iran to date, ruling from 1941 until 1979. ... Reza Shah Pahlavi Reza Shah Pahlavi (Persian: رضا پهلوی), (March 16, 1877–July 26, 1944), was Shah of Persia (Iran) from 1925 until 1941. ... A Pretender is a claimant to an abolished or already occupied throne. ... Elamite Empire, 2700BC-660BC The Elamites were an Iranian people located in Susa, in what is now Khuzestan province. ...



He is leading a political campaign, preaching human rights, democracy, and unity among Iranians all over the world. Reza Pahlavi has continuously expressed his desire for a free Iran. His political goal is to lead the Iranian nation to a point at which they can choose freely, in a referendum, the future form of government for Iran. If that would be a constitutional monarchy, it would mean the return of his family to the Persian throne, he himself being the Shah. Nevertheless, he has made clear that his goal is to help establish and maintain a democratic system of government, the choice of the exact form of which (constitutional monarchy or democratic republic), would be made by the people. Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchical government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges a hereditary or elected monarch as head of state. ... Elamite Empire, 2700BC-660BC The Elamites were an Iranian people located in Susa, in what is now Khuzestan province. ...

To force the current theocratic government to accept a referendum with international standards and observation mechanisms, he has been continually calling upon his compatriots to engage in a campaign of civil disobedience, starting with non-participation in the current undemocratic elections of the Islamic republic, followed by peaceful demonstrations and strikes. He is, however, an outspoken opponent of any foreign military intervention for regime change in Iran, believing that the people of Iran do have the power to change their future for the better by themselves. Theocracy is a form of government in which a religion and the government are allied. ... It has been suggested that Civil and social disobedience be merged into this article or section. ... An Islamic republic in its modern context has come to mean several things. ...


In 1978, he moved to the United States to complete his higher education. He was trained as a jet fighter pilot and is a political science graduate of the University of Southern California. Because of the 1979 revolution, he has not returned to Iran since then. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Higher education is education provided by universities and other institutions that award academic degrees, such as university colleges, and liberal arts colleges. ... A jet is a stream of fluid produced by discharge through an orifice into free space. ... Aviators are people who fly aircraft either for pleasure or for a job. ... Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern Cal, and Southern California), Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...

Reza Pahlavi has lived in exile in Morocco, Egypt and, since 1984, the United States. Currently, he lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with his wife Yasmine Etemad Amini and their three daughters, Noor, Iman, and Farah. This page is about the year 1984. ... Falls Church is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Yasmine Pahlavi, as known after her marriage, is formerly Yasmine Etemad Amini. ...


Though the monarchy was officially replaced by an Islamic republic in 1979 and the most prominent royals now live in exile, some Iranians still regard Reza Pahlavi II as the current Shah of Iran. After Mohammad Reza Shah's passing away, his eldest son Reza Pahlavi symbolically declared himself Shahanshah at the age of 21. Considering the rules from the pre-revolution era, his brother Ali Reza Pahlavi, would be the crown prince. One of the worlds longest-lasting monarchies, the Iranian monarchy went through many transformations over the centuries, from the days of Persia to the creation of what is now modern day Iran. ... His Majesty Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (اعلیحضرت محمدرضا شاه پهلوی; October 26, 1919 – July 27, 1980) also knows as Aryamehr, was the last Shah of Iran, ruling from 1941 until 1979. ... His Imperial Majesty Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (Persian: محمدرضا شاه پهلوی) (October 26, 1919 – July 27, 1980) holder of the deferential title Aryamehr (Light of the Aryans), was the last Shah of Iran, ruling from 1941 until 1979. ...


  • "Don't appease the dictators. They only understand the language of power."
  • "It is the real content of the political system that matters, not the name. I would like to openly declare that, if, in a free referendum, the people of Iran would choose the future government of their country to be a democratic republic, I will have achieved more than ninety percent of what I hoped for. I expect, however, every patriotic Iranian republican to think in the same way if the people's choice is a constitutional monarchy."

External links

  • Reza Pahlavi II's Website
  • The Enigma of Reza Pahlavi
Preceded by:
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Pahlavi pretender to the Persian throne
1980 –
Succeeded by:
current claimant

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