Protests in Iran: The History of Iran Part 3 - Longing for Old Greatness

When he was crowned Shah in 1796, Aga Mohammad left no doubt as to how he wanted to govern: "Be aware that your troubles are only now really beginning," he says to the assembled court, "because I can't possibly put on the crown, if it is not combined with the power that the greatest rulers of Persia had.

Protests in Iran: The History of Iran Part 3 - Longing for Old Greatness

When he was crowned Shah in 1796, Aga Mohammad left no doubt as to how he wanted to govern: "Be aware that your troubles are only now really beginning," he says to the assembled court, "because I can't possibly put on the crown, if it is not combined with the power that the greatest rulers of Persia had." The entourage applauds enthusiastically.

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