Political sociology texts consider the rise of the first Pahlavi government in Iran at 1925 as the inception of the formation of a modern government in the country. Meanwhile, from a temporal perspective, the emergence of modern government in Iran has been delayed compared to European and even Asian societies. The present study seeks to analyze the causes of the slow emergence of the processes and institutions of a modern government in Iran by means of a descriptive-analytical method and from a political geographical perspective. Research findings show that a set of factors, including the environmental origins of Iran, have contributed to the formation of a nomadic livelihood in the history of Iran. Furthermore, the ethnic heterogeneity and risk-prone geographical location of Iran from a geopolitical perspective meant that only leaders with a divine charisma could create unity among these challenges. The amalgam of these factors delayed the process of establishing modern governmental processes in Iran until the rise to power of the first Pahlavi king.

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