Iran Government Flash Cards
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Iran Government Flash Cards
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Flash Cards for Iranian Test
Which government body ensures that all legislation conforms to Islam?
ensures all legislation conforms to Islam
Iran is known as a rentier state because….
Iran in a rentier state because
they rent out their oil field
to support economy
What is the woman’s role in the Majles?
Women in the majles
speak out on women's rights
, and the
number is small but on the rise
Twelver Shi’ism is named for the …
twelver shi'ism is named for the
The president serves a term of how many years?
the president serves a term of
and is limited to
What bodies of the government is the Supreme Leader responsible for appointing?
supreme leader appoints the
expediency council, guardian council and head of the judiciary
How can the Shi’ite revolutionaries in the post-1979 era of Iran be compared to that of Mao’s politburo during the Cultural Revolution?
Shiite revolutionaries post 1979
campaigned to imprint values on population
What do leaders of authoritarian regimes tend to promote?
Authoritariand leaders promote
cults of personality
Iran has what type of government?
Iran is a
What empire lost power by 1722 due to economic problems?
lost power in 1722 due to
What does “Equality with a Difference” mean?
Equality with difference means that
women have rihgts but laws favor men
What country can you compare the role of media in Iran to most accurately?
role for media
Who is the head of state for Iran?
is the head of state- and the
supreme leader of iran
What form of government has all its rules grounded in religion?
is a government grounded in religion
What is divine law? How does it work in Iran?
is divine law and
dictates all governement decisions
Who is the current head of government?
is head of gov
Which political parties in Iran are considered communist?
is Iran's communist party
Who supported the 1979 revolution in Iran?
Clerics, working class (not peasants), intellectuals and students
supported the 1979 revolution
(same as China)
Who took over Iran after 1979 (person)?
took over Iran after 1979
What is the principle agent of socialization for creating good Islamic citizens out of young Iranians?
Schools and Teachers
are the main force of Socialization in Iran
What did the Mexican Revolution of 1910-11 have in common with the Revolution of 1905-09 in Iran?
Mexican Revolution of 1910-11
ran Revolution of '79
both resulted in constitutions that
What is the main issue confronting Iranian diplomacy in its relations with the West?
Main issue with the west is
How is the era of the Islamic Republic from 1989 to the present distinct from the era from 1979 to 1989?
legitimacy based on
legitmacy based on
policy and economic performance
What is a democratic characteristic of the Iranian government?
elections of president
assemlby of experts
How is OPEC similar to the EU and NAFTA?
OPEC is similar to EU and NAFTA because it
Upon what does the legitimacy of President Ahmadinejad depend?
President Ahmadinejad's legitimacy depends on
To the reform-minded president, the key political ally for reform to take place would be the…
Key political ally for reform is
The Majles can only change or enact laws with the a approval of…
The Majles can only enact law with the
approval of the guardian of councils