Dateline Tehran January 1, 2014. The remnants of the former Iranian regime are now being mopped by the new Iranian provisional government. The world still marvels at the mullahs' miscalculation. In an effort to develop nuclear power to thwart external foes and increase their regional power, they brought sanctions upon Iran that led to mass popular protests. When the army refused to take sides, the Arab Spring morphed into an Iranian Spring, and the rest is history.
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