As we’ve been discussion the governmental structure currently in place in Iran, I’ve noticed the strange democracy that they have in place. While the “elected” portion of their government is a democracy, the second/unelected part goes against many things that usually qualify a government as a “democracy”. Noting this dual government, I began to wonder why Communism not only was not implemented in Iran, but was widely rebuked and fought against. Perhaps it is because of the tumultuous relationship the Iranians had with the Russians, but I think that the role that Khomeini played as a religious figure in the government also contributed to the lack of Communism in Iran. What other factors could have contributed to the existence of a dual government, but a lack of Communism?