The Persian Coup And The …

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Persia’s struggle between British and Russian territorial ambition went back to the 19th century. In the new geopolitical landscape after the First World War, Britain was more keen then ever to have control over Persia – and its oil. But the 1921 Persian coup d’état by the Persian Cossack Brigade headed by Reza Khan put a stop to British ambition. For now.

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