August 5, 1906 CE – The King of Persia Agrees to a Constitutional Monarchy

August 5, 1906 CE – The King of Persia Agrees to a Constitutional MonarchyRate this post In the midst of a period of explosive change in modern Iran, the Persian Constitutional Revolution gained momentum when Mozzafar-al-Din Shah Qajar agreed to the establishment of a parliament on August 5, 1906 following nearly a year of protests. Within five years, the first country in Asia to establish a constitutional monarchy had laid the groundwork for a modern nation that would dissolve its monarchy altogether in 1925. During the early 1900s, just a few years after Mozzafar-al-Din had taken power, his reputation as a spendthrift had gotten the country into significant financial trouble. […]