[MUNUC 35] Iranian Constitutional Revolution, 1906 IRAN

GROUP: Regional Bodies


  • Akshay Joglekar (He/Him/His)
  • Sarah Kress (She/Her/Hers)
Email Committee Chair

The revolutionaries have successfully forced the Shah’s hand–for the first time in over 2000 years, Iran will be led not by an autocrat, but by a constitutional monarchy. Yet as the victors begin to draft their constitution, it becomes clear that they are far from ideologically united in what they wish for Iran’s future to entail politically, economically, and socially. With economic turmoil, anti-constitutionalist members of the Qajar dynasty still holding some power, and the discovery of oil drawing foreign attention, the revolutionaries must prove that their own constitution is capable of advancing their fragile triumph and truly saving Iran.