Diary

Russia Invades Iran

In 1911 the Russian Empire followed up its ultimatum to the democratic government of Iran with armed invasion. A revolution in Iran had changed the government to a democratically elected one. The Iranians appointed an American diplomat, W. Morgan Shuster as the Administrator. (Amazing fact for both Americans and Iranians to digest today.) As the Administrator for the Iranian government, Shuster was in the middle of the crisis. A selection of his account of the crisis is here. http://dld.bz/fhSgP