It was a relatively non-violent revolution, and helped to redefine the meaning and practice of modern revolutions (although there was violence in its aftermath).
Reasons advanced for the occurrence of the revolution and its populist, nationalist and, later, Shi'a Islamic character include a conservative backlash against the Westernizing and secularizing efforts of the Western-backed Shah, whose culture was affecting that of Iran.
At the same time, support for the Shah may have waned among Western politicians and media – especially under the administration of U. President Jimmy Carter – as a result of the Shah's support for OPEC petroleum price increases earlier in the decade.
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