Graph of the Day- Curious Parallels

It's almost like they're the same country.
It’s almost like they’re the same country.

Considering the very different situations of these countries, especially after the Iranian Revolution, it’s very strange a person in 1970 predicting no substantial divergence in per capita electricity consumption between these two countries for forty years would have been dead right.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

4 thoughts on “Graph of the Day- Curious Parallels”

  1. Very interesting and surprising graph, thinking about that Iran has suffered an 8 year long war with Iraq, and 35 years of sanctions. Because of the sanctions it has to be a big problem for Iran to build power plants.
    Since you are a Christian and this article covers Iran, maybe you are interested in these surprising posts about Christians in Iran (many photos also from Assyrian Christians ):

      1. Hi sorry for misjudging you, and thank you for your comment. I myself am a non religious person.
        About Jewish people in Iran, it is not only residing, they can freely practice their religion, they have their synagogues, as it should be:
        Iranians have not the attitude of imposing their religion on others. The role model for us is her Cyrus the Great, who did not force anyone to any religion.

        Actually the effect that our current hard line regime had on the Iranian public, is that the youth, and this is the majority of the people, has moved more and more towards atheism.

        Thanks again

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