Thoughts on violence in Iran? How do you think the VDR could be lowered? Feel free to comment below.
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
Category Of VDR– # of Years-% of Nation’s History-Year of Last Occurrence
EXTREME UPHEAVAL– 0
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF– 6 (28.6%) 1985
WATCH YOUR BACK– 2 (9.5%) 1988
HARSH LIVING– 1 (4.8%) 1987
SOMEWHAT STABLE– 0
SOME CONCERN– 1 (4.8%) 1978
LOW LIKELIHOOD– 11 (52.4%) 2009
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.