Iran banning learning English in primary schools and the Party inventing Newspeak in 1984 both share the dystopian element of restricted information, independent thought, and freedom. In 1984 peoples freedom is being taken away by Newspeak, a new language of sorts that by 2050 it is predicted that “there will be no thought,” and it eliminates words to the point that “every year there are fewer and fewer words,” which allows the Party to instill in the minds of the people that “orthodoxy means not thinking,” much like the goal in Iran is to prevent “Western cultural invasion.” Iran’s fear of western thinking and ideals taking over has lead them to prohibiting English in primary schools, similar to the establishment of Newspeak in 1984. The power of words is so great, and many have realized that, and their solution for taking away the power of language is to simply take away the words. However, this leads to a society that is easily controlled, as the only thing affecting their ideas is the language determined by the government. Although, it is important to be aware of the language and ideas people come across, as “inculcation of thought and culture to the younger generation of countries” can be all it takes to start a revolution of thought. For example, a government that holds power over the language of the people will be fully controlling its citizens and taking away their freedoms, but it will no longer have to worry about any sort of rebellion form the people like Winston exhibits in 1984, something he would never be able to do if Newspeak was fully established, the power of words and thought gone.