Can Iran go in that direction? Can Iran be the first and only true democratic state of the mideast region by taking the steps that Spaniards, Portuguese and Greek took to be free, prosperous and democratic?
I have been thinking about this for quite some time. I wish I could travel to those countries and find out how it worked for them and whether it can work for us in Iran as well or not?
Spain of the mid 20th century (1930s-1970s) resembles Iran of today and I was wondering if this can be a case-study for me to find out how this worked for a poor country like Spain.
Portugal had a dictatorship for quite a while but right now they are a democratic state within the European Union and probably a country where rule of law is their number one priority.
Iran had an autocratic monarch (Late Shah of Iran was not a dictator, far from it) up until 1979 and then the islamic revolution brought a totalitarian religious dictatorship to a country with thousands of years of proud history and civilization. I am trying to find out if there is some thing we, Iranians, may have in common with those European guys in these three countries.
I do, however, realize that these countries are not stuck between modernity & traditionalism any more, they have been taking advantages of years of enlightenment and modernization of their European neighbors and they were secular governments even during the dictatorship period and are not of the Islamic faith. But bear in mind that Iran has a very secular young populace (According to what I heard and witnessed while ago, Iran has a much higher secular youth than that of Turkey which has a secular government already) who will be the force behind any probable changes in near future in Iran and we had our own constitutional revolution almost 100 years ago and all we miss is the rule of LAW and a government which is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
I'd appreciate your feedbacks as they are necessary to help me get to know more about the world!
مرتب به این فکر میکنم که آيا ايران هم ميتواند مثل اسپانيا و پرتقال يا يونان از يک کشور ديکتاتورزده به يک کشور دمکرات تبديل بشود يا نه
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