The invasion of Iran by Anglo-Soviet armies in the early 20th century lead to a sense of insecurity among Iranians who saw the king, Reza Shah, powerless against such foreign presence in the country. There were soldiers from Russia, England, India, New Zealand, Australia and later on, America, present in the country, especially in the capital, Tehran.
The Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran influenced a series of student movements in 1941 where nationalism was gaining popularity more than ever between Iranians, one of these new groups was an underground nationalist guerrilla group called the Revenge group (also known as the Anjoman).
The Pan-Iranist Party was founded later on by two of the members of the revenge group and two other students in the mid-to-late 1940s in Tehran University. Though the pan-Iranist movement had been active throughout the 1930s, it had been a loosely organized grass roots alliance of nationalist writers, teachers, students, and activists. The party was the first organization to officially adopt the pan-Iranist position, which believed in the solidarity and reunification of the Iranian peoples inhabiting the Iranian plateau.
Fast forward to the present, following the path of our past leaders in the party and cherry picking the best of the ideology, the new way of nationalism is on the horizon. Iranians from all parts of the world join forces to save the motherland from tyranny through the power of the written word and social media communication, in a secular, democratic way yet preserving the true Iranian roots and traditions, many lost or replace with foreign ways ripping away to the core of what Iranians should stand for….Liberty and Nationalism!
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