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1- Tarbiat Modarres University,Tehran, Iran
2- M.Sc. in Political Geography, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran
3- Assistant professor of Geography, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
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Targets and mechanism of the political organization of space could be considered as a framework for providing national security, citizens’ contributions and supporting social investment, establishing regional balances, and all in all for nationalization. What has taken place in Iran regarding the divisions of the country indicates that in the past there has been one factor which had constantly a more influential role in such divisions; sometimes tax receipt or defending the country’s borders against the probable attacks of the neighboring countries, and sometimes the authorities’ wills have formed such divisions; in Pahlavi and Ghaghara periods, with respect to ethnic, cultural, and military affairs and in order to increase the government’s control over khans and different states’ behaviors we have witnessed divisions which led to an increase in political pressures and, therefore, the dominance of these pressures over special characteristics of regions. As a result, the system of the divisions of the country had a tendency towards an imbalance in measures, inappropriate dispersion of facilities, population, services, and infrastructures in different regions all over the country. It is felt that the political organization after the “Islamic Revolution” has been influenced by several various factors, and this, in its own right, has been mostly affected by the geography of power and support. This means that it is not possible to interpret and analyze the political organization and the changes occurring in Iran simply by means of the identified and reliable geographical, political, and administrative indices; rather, it is necessary to determine people’s political culture, the political system, and the internal power relations.
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Received: 2007/10/24 | Accepted: 2008/03/4 | Published: 2010/02/16

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