I'm only 25 and learning this about Iran and Afganistan blew my mind (1970 vs 2009)

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colchar

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This blew your mind? You didn't realize that they had become more repressive?
 

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What, did you skip school for the last 20 years?
 

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This blew your mind? You didn't realize that they had become more repressive?
Nope, happened nearly 20 years before I was born and my education mentioned nothing. I was under the assumption things had always been that way over there. Who would think otherwise.

This scares me.
 

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….Because into the desert of anarchy comes the man on horseback…a Mussolini, or a Hitler, or a Mullah Mohammed Omar.
 

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Hey Cow, if you were blessed to have lived a sheltered life during your school years, you're one of the lucky ones. :dude:
 

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Believe it or not my childhood education (k-12) consisted of nearly 0 history on the Middle East.

I didn't study Middle Eastern history either but this isn't a revelation to me because I watch the news. Did you never hear about that whole American Hostage Crisis thing?
 

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I didn't study Middle Eastern history either but this isn't a revelation to me because I watch the news. Did you never hear about that whole American Hostage Crisis thing?
No but I'm not sure what news I'd really be watching since I wasn't born until 20 years after it happened.
 

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Nope, happened nearly 20 years before I was born and my education mentioned nothing. I was under the assumption things had always been that way over there. Who would think otherwise.

This scares me.

Why rely on the schools to teach you everything? Why not do a little reading on your own? I know all kinds of stuff that happened before I was born and that wasn't covered in school.
 

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Want me to dig up two photos of like contrast taken in the USA? You'll assume we'd been bombed back to the Stone Age after all.

In the interest of your continuing education, I'll let you do it yourself.
 

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The bit that surprises me is that there is a picture of girls in school in Iran in 2009!
 

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Why rely on the schools to teach you everything? Why not do a little reading on your own? I know all kinds of stuff that happened before I was born and that wasn't covered in school.
Scumbag Colchar: tells me to do a little reading on my own and not rely on schools after I posted this thread by learning about it on my own, confirming that my school never taught it.
 

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Yeah, those newly-primitive Iranian women.



Whatever shall we do? My plan...adopt!
 

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Want me to dig up two photos of like contrast taken in the USA? You'll assume we'd been bombed back to the Stone Age after all.

In the interest of your continuing education, I'll let you do it yourself.
I'm not sure what you mean, I see images from the US 50's-70's all the time..the difference in those pictures from the OP doesn't speak anything compared.
 

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Now, now - we shouldn't criticize or judge.

Repressive theocracies are perfectly A-O.K. and lead to progress in society.
 

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The Muslim fundalmentalists overthrew the Shah. We stood by and let it happen.

Do you know what pre Revolutionary Russia was like? Similar comparisons can be made to that and Bolshevik Russia too.
 
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