عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: During the time of office of Prime Minister Hasan Vosough-o-Dowleh (1873-1950), sovereignty of the central government in Mazandaran was endangered by the actions of the local landlords. This paper investigates the measures taken by the prime minister to restore national sovereignty in the province.
Method/Research Design: this study is based on documents available in different archives and families, as well as press reports of the time.
Findings: The prime minster had some success in disarming the landlords and sending them to exile in the early months after the appointment of Zahir-o- Dowleh as the governor. However, the infamous 1919 pact with the British Empire gave the pretext to some landlords (like Amir Moayed and his sons, who had taken refuge in Savad Kouh mountains) to resist the central government in the name of opposition to the 1919 pact.