How Iran Threw the World's Greatest Party In a Desert

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In 1971, Iran threw an extravagant and exclusive party to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian empire. The party had a grandeur never seen before in the world's recorded history. It had delicious food from the world's best restaurant, exquisite drinks, luxurious accommodations, medieval European style decorations, and more importantly - the party had the most decorated guestlist - heads of states from 65 different countries, emperors, kings and queens, princes and princesses, sheiks, sultans, and business figures of all kinds from 5 different continents. The venue of the event was not some ancient castle or a seven-star hotel, instead, everything was organized from scratch, in the middle of a desert, by building plastic tents.
The cost of all of this? Not a million dollars; Not a billion dollars; this party almost cost a dynasty. It proved to be a stepping stone for the rise of the Iranian revolution and the fall of the Iranian Monarchy that changed the country forever.

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[CREDITS]
Based on interviews given by party organizers to different news channels, magazines, and newspapers. Some details are taken from a BBC documentary about the party - Decadence, and Downfall: The Shah of Iran's Ultimate Party
in BBC documentary
Music by Tom Fox
Divider by Chris Zabriskie



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