The Soviet Union and the Construction of Azerbaijani National Identity in the 1930s

@article{Yilmaz2013TheSU,
  title={The Soviet Union and the Construction of Azerbaijani National Identity in the 1930s},
  author={Harun Yilmaz},
  journal={Iranian Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={46},
  pages={511 - 533}
}
Although the titular nation of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic was Turkic speaking and had strong cultural and historical ties with Iran, the Soviet regime constructed a national identity that was divorced from its Turkic and Iranian past. The current literature cannot provide the exact period when this construction was put forward and generally argues that the Azerbaijani identity was artificially created as part of a broader “divide-and-rule” policy that was applied to all the Turkic… Expand
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