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The Dream—or Nightmare—of “Greater Iran”

By Martin W. Lewis | November 22, 2011 | 24 Comments
Pasa Map of Iranian People

When the term “greater” is attached to a country name, it usually indicates that certain extreme nationalists want the boundaries of the state to expand. The Wikipedia article on “Greater Iran” is one exception, framing the issue on cultural and historical grounds without reference to geopolitical ambition. Still, links in the article lead to sites promoting “Pan-Iranism,” defined as “an …

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