Republic of Azerbaijan
|Conventional short name:
| National motto: THE MOTTO!
||Azari dialect of Persian
||Other Persian dialects (Tati & Talysh subdialects of Azari, Farsi), Russian, Armenian, Assyrian, Avar, Georgian, German, Kurdish, Lezgian, Turkish (Azeri dialect aka Tatar), Udi, Yiddish
||Badu Kube/Баду Кубе (Baku/Бакы)), Helenendorf/Xân-Hâ (Ҳан-Ха)), Ganja/Yelizavétpol (Ганҹа/Елизаве́тполь), Kuba (Куба/קאובּא), Lenkoran (Лонкоран), Shamakhi (Шамакы)
||Abbas Roşdiyye al-Tabrizi
||from RULING NATION
||Silk Road League, MEA
The name 'Azerbaijan' is the slight Turkification of 'Azarbaijan' which is an Arabicized version of the original Persian name 'Azarpayagan' because the /p/ and /g/ are not native Arab sounds (largely). 'Azarpaygan' is made up of azar+payag+an (azar=fire; payag=base; an=suffix of location). It is also claimed that the name comes from Atropates ("fire protector" in Old Persian/Middle Persian) who was the provincial satrap at the time of Alexander the Great. The region was known as "Media Atropatene" at the time.
Azerbaijan is a parliamentary democracy with a presidential system. Although its majles (parliament) is based on post-SNORist Russia's Duma, it is a unitary, not a federal state with little devolution for its various subdivisions.
Safavi Order Takeover
Post Great War, the Badu Kube Soviet, and the Democratic People's Republic of Azerbaijan
Fall of the SNOR and Independence Once More
Armeno-Azeri War (1994-2014)
West: Georgia, Armenia.
East: Caspian Sea.