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The experience of British business in Iran between the 1860's and the 1970's is one example of the changing importance of British enterprise in Asia as a whole. Before 1914 British business established and dominated Iran's modern industrial and financial sector; in the 1920's this domination began to wane; by the 1960's British enterprise was of little importance in the Iranian economy. While in Japan and India the decline of British business was primarily a function of the rise of strong indigenous business groups, in Iran, by contrast, the government played a large role in both challenging British commercial interests and stimulating locally owned enterprise. Periodic surges of intense Iranian economic nationalism must be understood partly as a reaction to the close relations between British business in Iran and the British government. In retrospect, it is possible to see the uneasy and ambiguous nature of this relationship. It is true that the British Imperial Bank in Iran was never entirely a tool of the British government, and that the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company did not take its orders from the British government, despite the 51 percent government shareholding. However, the relationship between British business and the British government was sufficiently close that many Iranians understandably viewed the oil company and the bank as symbols of a British imperialist policy.

The primary purpose of the passage is to

B.describe differing perceptions of a historical event

C.contrast historical events in two countries

D.provide an explanation for a historical phenomenon

E.challenge an accepted explanation for a historical change


  • A[文章主题]主旨题
  • B[文章结构]文章结构题
  • C[文章结构]句子作用题
  • D[文章细节]直接细节题
  • E[文章细节]间接细节题
  • F[文章细节]逻辑题
  • G[文章细节]类比题
  • H[文章细节]EXCEPT题
  • I[文章细节]信息题
正确答案: A

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