think: i think the people of Iran are extremely proud and strong people who fought for their rights. They come from a very religious country with strict ways and fighting against that is inspring.
Feel: i feel happy that they where able to voice their opinons. I feel the goverment then was very shady and wrong in everyway and i am happy they saw this and fought back.
Wonder: i wonder how the world reacted to this, i wonder if americans ever knew this happened.
To be honest I have never heard of this before reading this article so I'm pretty sure their are many americans that have no idea that this ever happened.
like emily said, the islamic people seem to want to stand up for themselves. It seems they are peacefully defiant.
I feel that wars do solve things in the short run but pong term issues come back around.
I wonder what will the outcome be.
Think: I think that the people of iran are to divided in there decisions one generation they change government power to be an Islamic state and the next generation wants more freedoms.
Feel: They were able to voice there oppinions and get the government power shifted away from the shah and to an islamic state but then they were put under many restrictions that displeased them.
Wonder: I wonder if the people had any ideas how the change in governments would effect there freedoms in the first place.
The consequences of the shift were unpredictable, they may have been unprepared but were so excited about leaving what they began with that the future seemed a lot brighter.
I have had a good amount of exposer to the Iranian Revolution in 9th grade, So i have a pretty good understanding of what goes on, why, and how it all plays out and how it still effects the people today. However in 9th grade we were more exposed to the personal lives of Iranian citizens and the hardships they faced. I hoping to be able to gain a more political insight on the revolution itself and see the origins/ motives of the struggle. I have a feeling of understanding for what the Iranian women went through and the wanting for more in life and the ability of self expression. (western vs traditional lifestyles) I wonder the extent of the fall out of the revolution and how it effects its people today.
How much has Iranian culture and life style changes prior to the revolution?
I mostly remember/understand the challenges women faced during the revolution as well because it's easier for me to put myself into their shoes.
Think: I think that a revolution was in fact in order, due to the growing wealth gap and the distress of the people. It's insane to think that the people voted 70% and 78% in those elections, I don't think the US has ever been that unanimous.
Feel: I feel like the revolutionaries had just reasons for their protests and were right to try and take hold of their government, as governments are meant to be for the people, not the other way around.
Wonder: I wonder if the people were truly happy after all of that change?
Question: Did you know anyone who lived there at the time? If so were any of them harmed?/If so how did they feel when it was over?
Do you think that the landslide votes were genuine or rigged? It seems a little suspicious to me to see numbers like that, but it is still possible
Do you remember "Persepolis"? The thing that stood out to me the most from the book is when her father says that he did not know a single person who voted for the regime, and their group of friends thought for sure that the election was rigged. I can't help but think that maybe it was...
I also wondered that what was the main purpose? It was to help the people but I felt that most of it was for power and not for the true happiness of the citizens
That's that is really crazy! And yeah I don't think the United States has ever had a situation like that.
Think: I think that its interesting how they turned into an Islamic state, when the newer generations may have different views on how strict certain things should be. They seem like the people of Iran are very united in a sense that they all want similar things, and vote in the same direction.
Feel: These people have had to deal with so many shifts in their government which affects their own safety, and its something that we will probably never have to deal with or at least not to that extent.
Wonder: I wonder what the common people thought or how people resisted, it would be interesting to see some testimonies of some sort on their thoughts or motives. I also wonder besides when the US Embassy was infiltrated, if other countries had any affiliation with this revolution.
Question: Were you or anyone you were close with personally affected by any of the violence or economic change?
I find your question very intriguing and I hope you ask it because I'd love to know the answer.
I think that this was a little hard to understand because of the different titles and it doesn't help that I'm a little rusty on different rules regarding Islam (we did a project on the Iranian Revolution in 9th grade with Mrs. Sonya). But I also think that the power struggle in Iran had a huge impact on the Iranian people and I feel that they were very vocal about politics and that definitely had a huge impact. I wonder what would have happened if Americans were more vocal to our government about what we wanted since there are definitely some cultural differences between our countries.
Question: How (or) did you see your country change because of actions taken by you, your family and friends?
I often wonder that, as well. Could you ever imagine a coup in America? It's hard to even envision a consensus of that magnitude in what is a largely divided country.
I also feel the same way especially with not being able to understand some of the rules in the islamic religion.
I think that the Iranian people have gone through many many changes and they still survived and they continue to thrive till this day.
I feel like the people were not anticipating such change in so little of a time. The people did well and thats why they live in peace nowadays.
I wonder what Soraya will tell us tomorrow
I think that the Islamic state is going through changes so leaders are reacting to this change. They are getting power, and gathering followers. I feel as if some of their successes are how they killed a bunch of people, but I am probably wrong
Think: I think that Iran has changed a lot from the past and it's amazing that the many different aspects of iranian culture still thrive today. I think if their was a more consistent leader in power Iran would be better off.
Feel:I feel like so many people take for granted their everyday life where as life in places like iran can be a constant struggle. It seems like revolutions usually end with a better and happier society.
Wonder: I wonder why the percentages were so high did this many people actually support this huge change?
Question: Was life and living in Iran better before or after the revolution?
I agree on how surprising it is how much their system had changed throughout the revolution.
I think that the history of the revolution and the people of Iran still remains shrouded, it isn't as easily discussed in this region and that people choose to focus on what has affected our nation in recent years. With that said, I remember learning about the history of the Islamic Revolution and all of the good and bad change the country of Iran endured in the last half century, only in the last few years and not in enough detail. I feel that this experience translate to the learning that other people in the States have, they have no prior knowledge of the Middle East before 2000.
After reading this summary and seeing actual photos of what occurred, I could feel the determination of those people. I could tell that there were many who believed in change for their fellow people, and those who only wanted to benefit themselves. There were many conservatives, and many "Westernizers." I was shocked to see a photo of the people before the revolution, I thought they looked no different than people you would find in New York in that time period. I felt a little embarrassed actually, because I have grown up with this mindset of how a traditional, and STEREOTYPICAL Middle Eastern would look, and the photos of people during the revolution supported that former mindset. I found it very interesting that many people were against certain customs because of their beliefs. I could understand that it went against what they believed. It was hard to imagine that many people were forced to undergo dramatic change in order to appeal to the new government.
I sincerely wonder about what kept the strength of the people who were speaking up, from diminishing. Though people in the States may not openly admit, or even know about what occurred and the experience that people went through. I wonder why they had to change so dramatically. Why couldn't they find an even/neutral balance. I think it would benefit the stressed relations between Iran and the States if we could find a common ground where a majority of people can agree on.
My question for tomorrow's guest speaker is "How different would Iran be today, if an Islamic state was never established?"
I agree with you I think that some of the things that we are thought and the stereo types that we hear don't always directly translate into what is actually real.
I think that the Iranian Revolution is really a “lesser of two evils” situation. On the one hand, you have the Shah, who was essentially a totalitarian leader who lived in luxury while his people starved. On the other, you have Ayatollah Khomeini and his rebels, who, while justified in their outrage, also killed Shah supporters once in power and imposed religious rules on their people, some of them unwilling. Both sides are complex, and neither is really that great. I guess the real question is: which side is the lesser evil?
Similarly, I feel very conflicted about the regulations on what women can wear under Islamic rule. That was an issue that I struggled with a lot when we studied Islam in Ms. Sonya’s class. In regards to Iran, I see both sides. On the one hand, I do not think that it is right to dictate what people can and cannot wear, but I also understand that it is a religious state, and the religion of Islam mandates what women can and cannot wear, and, as Iran is an Islamic state, I understand that it will naturally be a piece of the law there. But are theocracies even a good thing? Ugh, see what I mean? I don’t know. This is why I cannot be a leader because I am so indecisive.
I wonder how the actual women of Iran feel. That’s what I would like to ask our guest speaker tomorrow: How did the women you knew react to the restrictive dress codes for women?
I also wonder the same thing, it's very surprising to me how this didn't seem like a very large issue in the article.
I loved your beginning sentence- "lesser of two evils" describes the Iranian Revolution to a T.
Think: I think that its interesting how much Iran developed and grew
as a country in such recent times as well. I also think it is
interesting how much religion plays into their everyday culture and
spills into their government as well. It is also surprising to me how
many times leadership style had changed as almost every new leader has
their own way of running the country.
Feel: I feel intrigued to find out more on why there hasn't been a
separation of church and state yet in their country. To me, it was
shocking that when someone new came into power region could become
either more enforced or not, causing some rules to become more strict
ie. women's clothing. I also feel like it was necessarily for
revolutions to occur as it was the only way the people could regain
control of their own government.
Wonder: I wonder if the people who live there are okay with religion
being such a large part of their culture, as well as if they are
alright with such different leaders.
I like how you talked about how each leader has a different style of running the country, if a more universal style was practiced how do you think that citizens would have reacted?
I feel like the people who live their, with their government so strict and especially for the lower class civilians, that they wouldn't know other cultures to compare their own with so they may not know that their religion prominent government is so different from anyone else's.
I thought that it was interesting that the revolution was sparked because people where unable to obtain basic human rights, during the time period I would think that it would be incredibly inspiring to countries around the world that where oppressed to see Iran who's people where previously oppressed break out of a broken system and fight for what they believe in. I also thought that it was interesting to read about who an atrocity brought people together, there wasn't any question as to who was fighting: it was the people, not the males or females but the people.
I feel like countries shouldn't restrict region practices or discriminate against them nor should church and state be related. Once church and state became related than many citizens reject teachings of the state.
I wonder what it takes to start a revolution today, its obviously much more difficult to date because everyone has such diverse views where as in Iran people generally wanted change but in America everyone wants something different with there lives and what they practice.
Question: Did you ever fear or question the revolution growing up? Was it universally approved by the citizens?
Think: I both the articles and the images show extremes. With the Shah Iran seemed more modern, but when the Iranian Revolution happened it is almost like a regressed. They use two extremes when minor changes could have fix the problem. I find it interesting how they mix religion and government when though out time that really has never worked very well. The result is death in some form normal either form the government or the people because sometimes when people have too strong of beliefs they that matters way to far.
Feel: I feel that change was in order for Iran, but what happen was too extreme and has cost Iran and the U.S. I feel that there needs to be separation of church and state and that might help fix those extremes. Also I feel that it is amount impossible to have such a huge landslide 70 and 78 percent is amazing the U.S.'s largest landslide was in 1936 and it was 60.8% to 36.5% from the people and for electoral it was 98.49% (looked up just now). So there is something fishy about the numbers.
Wonder: How many of the people really want the Revolution? How do the people feel about the government today? How could we possible mend our ties to Iran? How can we bester understand the people and religion because we have such huge stereotypes against them?
I had also thought that religion had a huge impact on what the peoples viewpoints were, and how much that affected the fight of rebellion
How can we bester understand the people and religion because we have such huge stereotypes against them?
I wonder the same thing! Amazing insight!
Think: I think it is very hard to form social solidarity when your leaders are constantly changing and you are constantly at battle, so even though its a struggle for the united states its not as great of a struggle as if we were undergoing all of the political disagreement and revolution happening in iran.
Feel: I feel like this is all very distant to us but close at the same time, because we hardly ever learn about iran in school, but at the same time many of us have family members and friends fighting in this region of the world so it is very close to home.
wonder: I wonder if iran is becoming a nuclear power, and what this would mean for the rest of the world.
A very good point for your think section.
I thought it was super intriguing to see how the revolution played out and how the citizens played the biggest role in it, even if it took a lot of force, and it is amazing to see how close this was to now, as it is still having effects on Iran as of today.
I feel like it is more common to have these types of revolutions when the leader is forcing more laws on people. Especially when it has to do with touchy subjects like religion, because although some people may agree with your decisions, it will not appeal to the vast majority of the population.
I wonder if this is taught about a lot in Iran in the schools, and if so, I wonder if they skew the facts and data to make it seem more innocent and different.
Question: Is this a big deal to talk about in Iran, even in present day?
You make a good point! I also wonder if they teach this in the schools of Iran, and if they do, I wonder how they reacted to this.
Think: I think that the people had viable and just reasons to rebel and protests. When some thing is not right, you have to let the officials know, and when they wont listen, the the other option is too make them.
Feel: I feel that things are change was in order, and I feel that since people don't just sit around and say," you know what, lets have a revolution" I think that they were justified.
Wonder: Even though the revolution was in order and things needed to change, I wonder how many people supported the revolution. How many were just bystanders?
I think that it is interesting how Ayatollah Khomeini spread his words around through music cassettes. I feel as if the every country has an unsightly beginning that leads to a better future. Also i wonder if Shah Reza Pahlavi had not given power to his friends and relatives would he have been a better ruler?
Good question! I don't know. I think that he should have been careful to which of his family members he should have given the power to.
Think: I really think that it is hard to create any kind of economic or governmental stability when the leaders are not staying in power very long and hiding a lot of their actual intentions from the public. This makes the public have more suspicion, which grows social unrest and revolts against the leaders.
Feel: We always here about the wars in the Middle East but they are soo distant. There is soo much happening over there and we don't know that much about it all. It is a foreign country, language and culture. I feel like it will be good to learn about all of this and build a bridge of knowledge toward those countries and what lies within them.
Wonder: I wonder how the people over there think about Americans and how much they know about us and the reasons behind the actions that our government takes in their countries.
Question: How many people are against the current president in Iran?
I agree with you! With that many changes, Iran would not be able to stabalize themselves.
I think that the citizens of Iran played a bigger role in this revolution. It seems to me that they really care for their countries society by the way they revolted for a change. Many Iranian leaders were cut off their duty due to economical aspects that the citizens did not want.
I feel that the people of Iran werent feeling that much of protection from their country, since there will always be constant adjustments in they're community and government.
I wonder if their were any Iranian people that supported and liked the changes that Iran had for many years?
Question: Do people in Iran today still have strong feelings about the revolution?
Think: I think that the Islamic needed a real leader who actually was a real leader who thought of his people, and what was right for them. Who gave them real human rights!
Feel: I feel like Islam is not given fair rights, that they deserve and it is mostly because of their leader.
Wonder: I wonder what it would be like if they had a leader that would help them as a country and actually listened. I also wonder what we could do to help them, especially if other people knew what was really going on.
I also had that thought, I felt that in most government they rarely ask what the people want and that could be a major problem. Instead they take advantage of the people by using that power against them.
Think; I think that the people were very persistent and strong people who fought for their rights and had a very strong religious viewpoint on how the country should be.
Feel: I feel that the government was corrupted especially the example of the first president and how he took advantage of his power. It showed how people were able to notice that corruption and do something about by protesting.
Wonder: I wondered why was the government so corrupted? There was so much change in rulers, is there even a stable government?
Question: What did the witnesses in Iran who didn't participate in the rebellion against the rule, think? Which side was good?
Think: I think that this is a perfect example of how completely unstable a country become when the wealth gap between the rich and the poor gets too wide. The poor get tired of it and stand up, and the rich ultimately flee... or get killed.
Feel: I feel as though the situation couldn't be handled any other way, given how angry the people seemed when the Shah was in control. If any outside group tries to come in and handle the situation peacefully, the anger of the people would be directed onto them.
Wonder: I wonder what sate Iran would be in if its leaders all had the benefit and well being of their country in mind while they ruled.
Question: How did the daily life of civilians change, and were they in a war like zone, with regulations and food rations?
I agree with your summary of the issue and your question will be interesting to hear about especially with a personal account!
The Iranian people for the most part had had enough. It is always interesting to observe the tipping point.
think: I thought that it was really interesting to see how the citizens were able to play a huge role in the revolution. It was interesting to hear about how religion takes part in there daily culture and how it intertwines with their government.
feel: I feel like its hard for the people to deal with their own society since theres just too many shifts in their government.
wonder: What was it like after the revolution?
Think: I think that it is interesting how the citizens of Iran, joined together and started a revolution. I also think that the situations that they were put through, with the Shah hiding his true intentions. I also personally think that mixing religion and government together is horible choice. It gives the person in power so much more power over their people.
Feel: I feel that making the people change for their government to a more traditional Iranian look and culture, completely nixed their revolution.
Wonder: As we always say I would do the right thing in that situation and fight for my rights; I wonder what I would have actually done under that circumstance?
Question: How do the people who lived through the revolution feel about about the remnants of it and do they miss the old Iran?
yeah I thought it was cool that the people fought as one.
I have a family friend who is from Iran and her father was a military leader. He was then kidnapped during this and her family moved to Oregon where they experienced all sorts of racist retorts about their country's hostage situation. I think there are many sides to this experience which I'm eager to learn about.
I feel like the people took actions into their own hands but the results were beyond what they had originally imagined. No one really expected the hostage situation to last almost a year and the Iranians did not expect Iraq to fight them.
I too wonder how people of different economic backgrounds were effected by the whole experience.
What was one of the main things you took away from this experience and how does it affect your outlook of life?
Pictures are said to be worth a 1000 words, while they may be able to describe a lot they also show emotion. Through all the pictures and the small captions I got more from looking at the pictures emotionally than the passage. When the pictures of the shahs statue being torn down and holding the statues head at gunpoint showed there frustration to there failed leader. Also the happiness shown by the supporter in the final picture showed how happy there we're to start anew.
Think: I think that the Shah, who was living a life of luxury while his people starved, was in no way justified to lavishly live the lifestyle he did. I also think that Ayatollah Khomeini was the opposite- justified and with a cause, yet caused mass destruction all the same. My final "Think" roots in Ayatollah Khomeini's Constitution that he implemented in April1979. I think that there is no way for me to know if it was for good or bad, as I am not a citizen affected by the reform.
Feel: I feel that the United States was right in how they treated the Embassy crisis. To me, it felt like the United States government was proving that they cared about their citizens. I would love to hear other's opinions though!
Wonder: I wonder quite a bit about how the President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is doing in office. Is he completing his term? Does the term end in four years or at the end of his life? Who is his predecessor? Where has he led the citizens of Iran?
Question: I would like to know what the minority of people in Iran believe- i.e. the Atheists. I would like to know more about their struggles with identifying with a religion they may not believe in.
Think: I think that a republic is a title for a country that strengthens an already existent power of a larger population.
As people come together they can evoke change. To give rise to change in a country that is not republic you need a bigger population and change is harder to achieve or even only achievable by forth. A republic system addresses such issues earlier and before they could escalate.
I feel more strong and confident knowing that changes that depress an individual often also depresses a greater population. And as a group you are able to give rise to change.
Question: Know that the Iranians experienced the republic system is their a group rising that is for the opposite ?
Think: I think that any people that are supressed for too long of a period ultimately fight back, if they have the strength to do so. The Iranian people were not pleased with the Shah and the person the Shah left in power.
Feel: I feel when there are extreme groups of people in direct opposion that ultimately war will happen. The Iranian people activated their voice.
Wonder: I wonder what communication system the Iranian people had worked out with the leader in exil (Paris).
Question: Is there any strategy that was not used by the Iranian people that in retrospect would have been hugely helpful in their fight?
I think that this is a really good example of what can happen if people work together.To fight for what they believe in. After reading everything it appears that this wasn't the easiest process but they still succeeded.
I feel like it was really important that this took place. Now the people have more rights and there is less of a gap between populations. There also appears to be less injustices taking place.
I wonder if something happened like this in the united states if people would react in the same way. And if they did in what ways would it be different because our governments are run very differently. What would it be like if the revolution didnt take place?
Think: I think it is interesting when opinion turns to revolution. Where do people draw the line? I think most revolutions happen when a public figure, such as Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, becomes popularized among enough people so that they can make these ideals into reality.
Feel: I feel like the revolution was very harmful to the country, as with most revolutions. But I feel that for a revolution It was carried out well. Mainly they had reached their goal.
I think it's important to fight for what you strongly believe, and the Iranians did as such. However I don't necessarily believe the Iranian people approached change in the right way. The violent revolts damaged the economy and hurt many people in the process. Then again I was not in the same situation, so I'm not sure if what they really did was "right' or "wrong". Maybe they felt the only way to overthrow the Shah was by fighting with violence. It was also interesting to see the many presidents that held office during the revolt, and now they have the one presidents for life. I wonder if he has stayed true to his word and if the Iranian people are happy with his presidency.
I would ask the guest speaker how her life was directly affected by the revolution. Also, if there were some changes she regretted.
I think that each leader had his own faults which of course expose them. In some sort of a way, there was always one group of people who were opposed to those ideas, and when I see that these kind of situations are happening, it makes me feel upset that I haven't already learned this
I feel upset, knowing that these kid of acts of violence are seen in many other countries, and it doesn't stop.
I wonder if we will ever see a situation where there wasn't a single person who reacted with violence.
I thought that it was really interesting that Iran went through so many leaders so quickly. While reading through the article, I found it hard to keep all of them in my head because there were so many of them.
I feel like the Iranians had gotten the short end of the stick for a while, and I understand why they were upset wit the Shah.
I wonder why the Iranian leadership has so much religion within, and how that makes it different than life in America, for example. I know it'd be hard to compare the two, but I still think it would be interesting to find out.
I would like to ask the speaker what they thought of the Shah and why there was absolutely so much hatred built up against him. I'd also like to know what happened to the people who supported the Shah during this time.
Think: I think it is interesting that the shah had pretty much a dictatorship and there was a big gap between the poor. That made the poorer class want to have a revolution. But they made a Islamic state that in a lot of ways was worse than then what they had before. There was mass executions of supporters of the shah and women had less rights.
Feel: I do not blame them for wanting a revolution, but in a lot of ways they made it worse for themselves. Iran started to get in a lot of wars after the revolution and before at least there was economic growth. They also switched leaders a lot.
Wonder: How could it have it been avoided if at all?
think: I think that the people through out all of the pictures really look United over a cause. Obviously that cause was reform. I just can really tell the passion they have in the photos.
Feel: I feel that this is something that people in America could potentially do one day. I know there are crazy people in America and I could see them coming together to do something like this.
Wonder: Were you afraid most of the time being there? What were you told about what was going on?
Think: I think the Iranian people have been through so much and that they have over come all these obstacles, like the huge separation between social and economic classes, along with never really having a stable leader for a long period of time.
Feel: I felt a little confused when reading this, but the pictures cleared it all up for me giving a good visualization of what was happening.
Wonder: what was the most significant moment in you time there? What is your biggest memory?
I agree the pictures really helped with visuals.
Think: That there was a lot more that could have been said in this article. It showed us a brief overview of what was happening in Iran and some of the changes that were being made but it didn't tell us why most of these things happened of the overall effect they had. I hope that part of that will be changed with this guest speaker today.
Feel: That there was a lot of change that happened in a short amount of time which some would be happy with and would upset others. The article showed what was happening but not really the repercussions.
Wonder: I wonder what the people thought of these chains and what their reactions were. We studied this in ninth grade but I think there is more to be learned.
Which change made the most impact on their life and which change would they want to change?
I agree, it also gave no indication as to the thoughts and feelings of the inhabitants, or why certain regimes would be opposed.
I think that it was great that the people fought for what they thought needed to change. Even today we rarely see that, but these people had the courage to do so and fight the system.
I wonder why the Shah wanted to westernize.
I feel that shah had to be removed because he was changing so much in little time and showed little to no progress.
I want to ask if the Shah is really at fault or was it the United States
Westernizing seems to symbolize greater economic opportunities and a more forward thinking culture. With that reputation, is it really surprising that the Shah wanted to move towards that?
Think: I think all of this violence is horrible and needs to be stopped. To overthrow a leader you don't need to go to drastic measures. It's just sad people feel the need to do so.
Feel: I feel like Iran is in need of our country's assistance and if we fail to give It to them the country as a whole will fail
Wonder: When will people realize that violence is really bad? People just need to take a step back and realize what is happening.
Question: how was your family affected by this?
I do see both sides, even as someone who's not a fan of religion. When external powers begin to influence your nation to the extent of controlling who's in power, problems arise. Although I think the Shah was of course better for us and more secular Iranians, he persecuted more religious people just as more secular people are persecuted there today. It's a lose-lose situation.
Think: I think that there will always be turmoil in a government completely controlled by a religion. It struck me that Ayatollah Khomeini was the supreme spiritual leader of Iran even though he was a government official. When religion is so entwined into the workings of the government, the religion uses the resources of the government to enforce its doctrine. Religion becomes law which removes the freedom of people to express themselves and what they believe in.
Feel: This reminds me of the conversation I had with a man after my TED Talk during exhibition. He had lived in Egypt in an Islamic culture where women covered themselves. He claimed that the western media misrepresented the way women were treated in Islamic culture and claimed that women liked the way in which they were covered. Reading this article and hearing to the reforms in women's clothing as extreme makes me feel that it was against their will.
Wonder: In previous readings, the Shah of Iran was displayed/portrayed as good for the Iranian government. What was it really like under his rule? How did the people feel? Did they really dislike him as a ruler or just how he represented western influence? Also, what was the transition like between harsher Islamic rule and Khatami's more relaxed style?
I agree whenever a country is mostly run by religion then their is a chance that people are going to fight back.
Think: I think that if people in a country feel that they are not being treated fairly or someone is using external power to control then the people are going to react violently.
Feel: I feel that many of the Iranians are at war against their own country.
Wonder: I wonder what would have happened if the people hadn't reacted violently to this situation, and if the end result would have turned out differently?
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