The 2009 Iran Election Analytical Essay

The 2009 Iran Election
An analysis of the controversial presidential election in Iran, 2009.
# 119039 | 1,172 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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The paper discusses how the current president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has become increasingly defiant and rebellious towards western nations and has refused to dismantle Iran's nuclear and missile development programs. The paper focuses on the 2009 elections and discusses how Iran banned certain BBC websites and the use of the social-networking site Facebook and caused violent protests about the fairness of Ahmadinejad's re-election over Mir-Hossein Mousavi. The paper shows how the chance for reformation, which would be beneficial to all nations, is quickly becoming a fantasy.

From the Paper:

"Just two hours after the polls closed June 12th 2009, the people of Iran eagerly awaited the results of the presidential election; the outcome was far from what was expected. Reports of victory from both candidates spread through global news headlines further complicating an already tumultuous situation. Non-violent protesters became the targets of political and military aggression, and a new wave of political distrust was born. Iran, formerly Persia has remained an oppressive culture through most of its history. Based on Islam, the government remains one of the last true theocracies in the world. This theocratic nature can prove to be problematic for Iran itself, and other diplomatic countries. The election of 2009 could have been the political and cultural turning point that the country desperately needed, but in this highly corrupt and oppressive government, change may be harder to attain."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Ahmadinejad re-election sparks Iran clashes." BBC News. 13 June 2009. Web. 14 Nov. 2009. <>.
  • "Ahmadinejad wins Iran presidential election." BBC News. 13 June 2009. Web. 15 Nov. 2009. <>.
  • Dahl, Fredrik, and Parisa Hafezi. "Mousavi supporters call protest rally in Tehran." Reuters. 14 June 2009. Web. 15 Nov. 2009. <>.
  • Daragahi, Borzou. "Iran's Ahmadinejad calls for nuclear cooperation." 12 Nov. 2009. Web. 15 Nov. 2009. <,0,2523781.story>.
  • Daragahi, Borzou. "Iran: Authorities block Facebook amid heated election campaign." Web log post. Los Angeles Times. 24 May 2009. Web. 13 Nov. 2009. <>.

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