Azerbaijan is a rapidly developing country with a rapidly growing economy (for most of the latter half of the 2000's, Azerbaijan's economy was one of the fastest-growing economies in the world), due to large oil and gas reserves.
The official language of Azerbaijan is Azeri (a language similar to Turkish), although most Azeris can also speak Russian and Turkish.
The predominant religion is Islam, although Azerbaijan is a secular country and most of it's population are not religious and do not practice (According to a poll in 2008, Azerbaijan's one of the least religious countries in the world).
Person: Oh, that's some Islamic shithole in the middle east, right? Don't they have Sharia law or something there?
Me: No, Azerbaijan's a secular country, and it's not in the middle east, it's in the Caucasus. There is no Sharia law in Azerbaijan whatsoever. And it's more developed than most former Soviet countries (not to mention most majority-Muslim countries).
Modern day Azerbaijan consists of bribes, bootlegged DVDs and drugs. Along with the Turks, there are few Azerbaijanis who actually have Azerbaijani blood in them. The rest are mixed races, most likely from people indigenous to the Caucasus mountains. Economically and politically, the country is in a mess, and they're trying to obtain "Nagorno-Karabakh", which is an autonomous region that belongs to the Armenians. Along with Turkey, Azerbaijan is a country that should be spat on, and rather overlooked. They also think they're the best simply because they're Muslims in Europe (true story)...
Man: No one is the best, retard.
There have been several "Fuck Armenia" videos leaked on the internet where Azerbaijani turds savagely attack Armenians for no apparent reason, and consider themselves "superior" to them. Economically, the country is in a deep hole. Politically, it's the same. Azerbaijan is predominately a Muslim country, and along with being Muslims, they preach to others about how Muslims are superior to everyone else.
Me: no you're not. You're just a turd who has too much pride in that shit hole called Azerbaijan...
Modern day Azerbaijan consists of more than bribes, drugs and bootlegged DVDs. Azerbaijan also consists of liars, mentally impaired government products and has absolutely no basic essence of life. They are, at the least, 50 years behind every other country in the world. Oh yeah, and they have no REAL culture, unless if you consider stealing land and constantly lying part of the culture.
Me: An Aryan isn't someone from the perfect race, you turd. Aryans are an old civilization in Iran. Aryan is also ancient spelling of the word "Iranian".
Azerbaijan Turk: ...yeah, uh still FUCK YOU man get a life!
Me: Really? "Get a life"? Go back to your little corner.
Azerbaijan Turk: but--
Azerbaijan Turk: yes, sire.
"Azeris think they're superior to others because they are Muslim/think Muslims are superior"
WTF? Azerbaijan is a secular state, and one of the least religious countries in the world. Most of Azerbaijan's population doesn't even pray or care about Islam. If anything, it's Armenians who think they are superior because they are Christian.
"Azerbaijan started a war against Armenia."
Wrong. The Armenians in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh (which belongs to, and is internationally recognized territory of, Azerbaijan) decided that being the majority in the area somehow meant that the area belonged to them, not to Azerbaijan. The Armenians also decided that just because they lived in that area gave them the right to occupy and annex not only Nagorno-Karabakh, but also 7 regions around it (where Armenians were NOT the majority). 20% of Azerbaijan remains under Armenian occupation to this day.
"Economically and politically, the country is a mess"
Speaking on political terms, yes, Azerbaijan is pretty corrupt (then again, so is Armenia, and so are most post-Soviet countries). Economically, however, Azerbaijan's doing just fine (much better than most post-Soviet states, i.e. Armenia). Don't believe me? Then check the GDP per capita of Azerbaijan, and compare it to other post-soviet states.
Azerbaijan beats most of them (including Armenia).
WTF? This one is the most idiotic claim I've heard. Azerbaijan NEVER attacked Armenia. The war between the Azeris and the Armenians took place in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region in Azerbaijan. It's Armenians who invaded not only Nagorno-Karabakh, but also 7 regions surrounding it. 20% of Azerbaijan is occupied by Armenians to this day.
"They are, at the least, 50 years behind every other country in the world."
Umm... no. Azerbaijan's ahead of most post-soviet states, including Armenia. Check the GDP, Human Development Index, and poverty rates of former soviet countries (i.e. Armenia) and compare them to Azerbaijan if you don't believe me. Not to mention Azerbaijan's ahead of most majority-Muslim countries too. Azerbaijan also happens to be ahead of Armenia, Georgia and Iran, 3 of the 5 countries that border it (the other two being Turkey and Russia). In fact, Azerbaijan is ahead of most developing countries, and ranks 67th on the Human Development Index. No, Azerbaijan is not a developed country, but it is also not "50 years behind every other country in the world" despite idiotic Armenian claims.
"Oh yeah, and they have no REAL culture, unless if you consider stealing land and constantly lying part of the culture."
Stealing land? Armenians occupy nearly 20% of Azerbaijan to this day. So, who is stealing who's land?
Azerbaijan is a republic, with a main president. Azerbaijan practices Islam, but also has many resident who practice Christianity. As mentioned before, Azerbaijan is culture and history rich, it also has many historical landmarks and sites, most relating to ancient ancient civilizations and early advanced living environments.
In the 1990's Azerbaijan supplied 50% of the worlds oil (not cooking oil) and is known for that. Azerbaijan also is famous for mud volcanoes, its many climates and geographical features which range from mountainous to humid.
another person: "Azerbaijan"
the first person: "Oh, I think i heard about that place..."