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Well before Islam arrived in the region, the region above the Aras river today known as Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, was for centuries under Sassanid Iranian rule, and before that under Parthian Iranian rule.

It has developed under the influence of Iranian, Turkic and Caucasian heritage as well as Russian influences due to its former status as a Soviet republic.

The Achaemenids in turn were defeated by Alexander the Great in 330 BCE.

Following the decline of the Seleucids in Persia in 247 BCE and the succession by the Parthians, the Caucasian Albanians established a kingdom in the 1st century BCE and largely remained independent under Parthian rule, until the Sassanids made the kingdom a province in 252 CE.

They were followed by the Seljuqs, a western branch of the Oghuz who conquered all of Iran and the Caucasus and pressed on to Iraq where they overthrew the Buyids in Baghdad in 1055.

The Safavid (Safaviyeh) were a Sufi religious order formed in the 1330s by Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili (1252–1334), after whom it was eponymously named.

The treaty established the current borders of Tsarist Russia and Iran.

and divided the Azerbaijani people between two nations; Iran and Azerbaijan.

It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia's Daghestan region to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia and Turkey to the southwest, and Iran to the south.