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Nationalization: the “Crisis” Begins

Sources are cited in abbreviations inside brackets at the end of each paragraph. See web/bibliography. [In 1950] elections were held for the Sixteenth Majles, but police beat up candidates not favored by the Shah and riots broke out. The minister

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“Tragically Unnecessary Accident of Oil Nationalization”

Max Thornburg, a Standard Oil executive, acted as a consultant to the Iranian government in 1951, reviewing the “Supplementary Agreement” recently proposed by Britain. Here in this interview on Longines Chronoscope, he opins that the oil nationalization was a “tragically

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First Call for Oil Nationalization, 1946

From Abrahamian, E., A History of Modern Iran (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Tudeh raised for the first time the demand for nationalization of the British-owned oil industry. On May Day in 1946, the British consul in Khorramshahr noted in

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