Thoughts on violence in Iran? How do you think the VDR could be lowered? Feel free to comment below.

Current VDR: 4.0 Life Expectancy: 71

Average VDR over nation’s history since The Revolution: 27.1

Average VDR over current life expectancy: N/A

Lifetime Chance Of Dying By Someone Else’s Hands (2009 rate): 1/352

Lifetime Chance Of Dying By Someone Else’s Hands (Duration of Post-Revolution period): 1/52

Average Military Death Rate over Nation’s Recent History: 20.5

Average Homicide/Execution Rate over Nation’s Recent History: 6.6

Link To Spreadsheets

Category Of VDR# of Years-% of Nation’s History-Year of Last Occurrence

OBLITERATION– 0

DECIMATION– 0

EXTREME UPHEAVAL– 0

EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF6 (28.6%) 1985

WATCH YOUR BACK2 (9.5%) 1988

HARSH LIVING1 (4.8%) 1987

SOMEWHAT STABLE– 0

SOME CONCERN1 (4.8%) 1978

LOW LIKELIHOOD11 (52.4%) 2009

PEACEFUL– 0

UTOPIA– 0

For being one of the most famous and drastic changes in government of the last 50 years, The Islamic Revolution of 1978 was surprisingly tame from a violence perspective. There certainly were a spike in state executions in the aftermath… but to put it in perspective, the United States was actually more dangerous in 1978-1979 than Iran was. The slug fest of The Iran-Iraq War is by and far the most violent period in recent Iranian history… and possibly the most violent since The Middle Ages. It is on a short list with the Cambodian-Vietnamese Conflict and the Yom Kippur War for the most brutal Nation-On-Nation wars of post World War 2 history.