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dc.contributor.advisorLaurance, E.J.
dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Rob E.
dc.contributor.authorGates, Gregory Francis
dc.dateSeptember 1980
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T18:29:58Z
dc.date.available2012-11-16T18:29:58Z
dc.date.issued1980-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/17518
dc.description.abstractDuring the decade of the 1970s, the United States sold more arms to Iran than to any other country. In spite of Iran's vast oil wealth, the billions of dollars spent by the Shah on arms aquisitions had a measurable impact on both the country's economy and its ability to maintain a steady rate of developmental growth. Iran has traditionally been regarded as a non-resource constrained nation. However, in the latter half of the 1970s Iran's trade surpluses dwindled, its foreign exchange reserves shrank, and government expenditures outran revenues. All of which indicated that Iran was becoming resource constrained. As such, the nation's tremendous defense budget proved to be an economic burden. Spiralling inflation, failing development plans and rising unemployment were the result. The people's rising expectations, brought on by the oil boom of 1973, were quickly replaced by a perception of relative deprivation. This prompted a linkage of various disenchanted groups within Iranian society who together formed the basis for Iran's civil strife in 1977-78, and the eventual downfall of the Shah.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/annalysisofimpac1094517518
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.titleAn analysis of the impact of American arms transfers on political stability in Iran.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorIranen_US
dc.subject.authorarms transfersen_US
dc.subject.authorcivil strifeen_US
dc.subject.authoreconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.authordefense expendituresen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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