Scary: On a Scale of One to Very, How Dangerous Is Iran's Army?
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Iranian Army, Middle East

The Middle East's next big dominant land power?

Here's What You Need to Remember: The Iranian Revolution of 1979 deposed the monarchy under the shah and imposed a theocratic revolutionary state. The new rulers of Iran, skeptical of long-standing institutions historically loyal to the shah, allowed the Army to survive as an organization but developed the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a counterweight.

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