The outbreak of the war coincided with a period in the Iranian history when following the Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1909; the Iranians were poised to refashion the constitutional order and establish an independent, accountable, and effective government. The global conflict between the great Powers, which embraced the Iranian social, economic and political establishments, deepened political factionalism and rigorously undermined this effort. On the eve of the war, the global shift of industry, military and naval units from coal to oil resulted in an exponential growth of demand for petroleum products. This global shift had enormous implications for the strategic significance of the Middle East, a region that holds vast oil deposits. Iran and the Persian oil were in the core of this transition.
|Plaats van productie||Berlin|
|Uitgever||Freie Universität Berlin|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 2015|