Ahmad Shah

احمد شاه


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Ahmad Shah Definition

Ahmad Shah was the last Qajar king who ascended the throne at the age of 13. Ahmad Shah Qajar ‎(Jan, 21, 1898 – Feb, 21 1930) was Shah of Iran (Persia) from Jul, 16, 1909, to Oct, 31, 1925.Ahmad Shah acceded to the Peacock Throne on July 16, 1909, following the overthrow of his father and predecessor, Mohammad Ali Shah, who had attempted to reverse earlier constitutional restrictions on royal power, and thus enraged the majority of Iranians. It is alleged that Ahmad Shah was one of the most democratic-minded kings of Persia while others dismiss him as a weak ruler, uninterested in attending to the matters of government.After removing Muhammad Ali Shah from power, the Grand Majlis placed Ahmad Shah on the throne. The Grand Majlis consisted of 500 delegate members who came from different backgrounds. They held a special tribunal in order to punish all those who participated in the civil war, among those executed was Sheikh Fazlollah Nuri. They also brought in new reforms that were not seen in Iran before. They abolished class representation; created five new seats for the minorities in the Majlis; the Armenians got two seats, other religious minority groups such as Jews, Zoroastrians and Assyrians each got one seat in the new government; the Majlis also democratized the electoral system; diminished the electoral dominance of Tehran and even lowered the voting age from twenty five to twenty. Not much is known about his early life prior to his ascendancy to the throne. He was much attached to his father and after his father left, Ahmad felt isolated and bitter. Due to his young age a regent who was his uncle Azud al-Mulk, took charge of his affairs. However his lavish lifestyle didn’t gain him any favors with the Iranian people. Ahmad Shah inherited a kingdom in turmoil, and a constituency frustrated with British and Russian imperialism and the absolute rule of his father.Ahmad Shah attempted to fix the damage done by his father by appointing the best ministers he could find. He was, however, an ineffective ruler who was faced with internal unrest and foreign intrusions, particularly by the British and Russian Empires. Russian and British troops fought against the Ottoman forces in Iran during World War I turning Iran to foreign battleground.The Second Majlis convened on November 1910 and just like the First Majlis, it had great ideas and reforms, but couldn’t get much accomplished. The Majlis was rendered ineffective because the central government was weak and didn’t have enough influence to reign in the changes that it had proposed. In 1917, Britain used Persia as the springboard for an attack into Russia in an unsuccessful attempt to reverse the Russian Revolution of 1917. The newly born Soviet Union responded by annexing portions of northern Persia as buffer states much like its Tsarist predecessor. Marching on Tehran, the Soviets extracted ever more humiliating concessions from the Qajar government - whose ministers Ahmad Shah was often unable to control. By 1920, the government had virtually lost all power outside its capital and Ahmad Shah had lost control and couldn't do much to fix the situation. The Anglo-Persi (Wikipedia) - Ahmad Shah

Ahmed Shah or Ahmad Shah is the name of:

  • Several rulers of that name:
    • Ahmad Shah Durrani (r. 1722–1772), founder of the Durrani dynasty and also known as Ahmad Shah Abdali
    • Ahmad Shah Bahadur (r. 1748–1775), a Mughal emperor of northern India
    • Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang (r. 1974–), 5th Sultan of Pahang and one of the heads-of-state of Malaysia
    • Ahmad Shah Qajar (r. 1898–1930), last ruler of Iran''s Qajar dynasty
  • Ahmad Shah (Sultan of Malacca)
  • Ahmed Shah I, (1411-1442) was a sultan of Gujarat during the rule of Muzaffarid dynasty.
  • Other individuals of that name:
    • Ahmad Shah (Constitutional Loya Jirga, committee five) a delegate to Afghanistan''s Constitutional Loya Jirga
    • Hajji Ahmad Shah (Constitutional Loya Jirga, committee eight) a delegate to Afghanistan''s Constitutional Loya Jirga
    • Ahmad Shah (Taliban) (nom de guerre Mohammad Ismail, died 2008), Taliban leader in northeastern Afghanistan; the focus of Operation Red Wings
    • Ahmad Shah Khan, claimant to the abolished throne of Afghanistan
    • Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953–2001), leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance
Shah was the last Qajar king who ascended the throne at the age of 13. Ahmad Shah Qajar ‎(Jan, 21, 1898 – Feb, 21 1930) was Shah of Iran (Persia) from Jul, 16, 1909, to Oct, 31, 1925.Ahmad Shah acceded to the Peacock Throne on July 16, 1909, following the overthrow of his father and predecessor, Mohammad Ali Shah, who had attempted to reverse earlier constitutional restrictions on royal power, and thus enraged the majority of Iranians. It is alleged that Ahmad Shah was one of the most democratic-minded kings of Persia while others dismiss him as a weak ruler, uninterested in attending to the matters of government.After removing Muhammad Ali Shah from power, the Grand Majlis placed Ahmad Shah on the throne. The Grand Majlis consisted of 500 delegate members who came from different backgrounds. They held a special tribunal in order to punish all those who participated in the civil war, among those executed was Sheikh Fazlollah Nuri. They also brought in new reforms that were not seen in Iran before. They abolished class representation; created five new seats for the minorities in the Majlis; the Armenians got two seats, other religious minority groups such as Jews, Zoroastrians and Assyrians each got one seat in the new government; the Majlis also democratized the electoral system; diminished the electoral dominance of Tehran and even lowered the voting age from twenty five to twenty. Not much is known about his early life prior to his ascendancy to the throne. He was much attached to his father and after his father left, Ahmad felt isolated and bitter. Due to his young age a regent who was his uncle Azud al-Mulk, took charge of his affairs. However his lavish lifestyle didn’t gain him any favors with the Iranian people. Ahmad Shah inherited a kingdom in turmoil, and a constituency frustrated with British and Russian imperialism and the absolute rule of his father.Ahmad Shah attempted to fix the damage done by his father by appointing the best ministers he could find. He was, however, an ineffective ruler who was faced with internal unrest and foreign intrusions, particularly by the British and Russian Empires. Russian and British troops fought against the Ottoman forces in Iran during World War I turning Iran to foreign battleground.The Second Majlis convened on November 1910 and just like the First Majlis, it had great ideas and reforms, but couldn’t get much accomplished. The Majlis was rendered ineffective because the central government was weak and didn’t have enough influence to reign in the changes that it had proposed. In 1917, Britain used Persia as the springboard for an attack into Russia in an unsuccessful attempt to reverse the Russian Revolution of 1917. The newly born Soviet Union responded by annexing portions of northern Persia as buffer states much like its Tsarist predecessor. Marching on Tehran, the Soviets extracted ever more humiliating concessions from the Qajar government - whose ministers Ahmad Shah was often unable to control. By 1920, the government had virtually lost all power outside its capital and Ahmad Shah had lost control and couldn't do much to fix the situation. The Anglo-Persi (Wikipedia) - Ahmad Shah

Ahmed Shah or Ahmad Shah is the name of:

  • Several rulers of that name:
  • Ahmad Shah (Sultan of Malacca)
  • Ahmed Shah I, (1411-1442) was a sultan of Gujarat during the rule of Muzaffarid dynasty.
  • Other individuals of that name:
    • Ahmad Shah (Constitutional Loya Jirga, committee five) a delegate to Afghanistan''s Constitutional Loya Jirga
    • Hajji Ahmad Shah (Constitutional Loya Jirga, committee eight) a delegate to Afghanistan''s Constitutional Loya Jirga
    • Ahmad Shah (Taliban) (nom de guerre Mohammad Ismail, died 2008), Taliban leader in northeastern Afghanistan; the focus of Operation Red Wings
    • Ahmad Shah Khan, claimant to the abolished throne of Afghanistan
    • Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953–2001), leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance
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