Another factor helping this new spirit of alliance and cooperation was that the Revolutionary Organization, following the Chinese Communist line of creating a united front with elements of what was in the jargon of the time called the National Bourgeoisie, enthusiastically sought to cooperate with the Front as the bono fide Iranian representative of the much vaunted National Bourgeoisie. For their part, the Front had all but completely broken from its own past and emerged as a leftist organization.
The unity of the Front with the Marxist-Leninist did have one negative consequence for the Front itself. Moderate religious forces, led by figures like Bani Sadre, were opposed to what they figured was a too cozy of a relationship between the Third National Front and the Revolutionary Organization, and eventually, in protest to this all too intimate alliance, they split from the Front.
As these changes were taking place in the ranks of the Confederation, a new larger wave of Iranian students began to arrive in Europe and America. They were of a new generation, with no direct experience of the coup and its aftermath. They were politically schooled in the days when the struggle of the Viet Namese and the Algerian and Cuban people was at its height. The new generation sought quick and often violent solutions to the problems plaguing Iranian society. Not only the number of Iranian students coming to the West increased, but the social fabric and economic class from which they came changed. Hitherto, coming to Europe and America had been more or less in the monopoly of the children of the higher classes. As a result of the changes brought about by the White Revolution, where the very demography of Iranian society changed, and as a consequence of increases in the oil revenue, a new urban middle class emerged. Their sons and daughters, and occasionally even the children of the working and peasant classes themselves found their way to Western universities. They would often join the ranks of the Confederation, and gradually and surely changed the fabric of life in that organization.