Azerbaijani emigration and Caucasus project of Western powers during “Phoney War” (1939-1940)

The Caucasus issue unexpectedly took center stage in  the  agenda  of  the  French  and  British  governments in the second half of 1939 and the first half of 1940.  Wehrmacht’s  crushing  victory  over  Poland  in September 1939 and the ensuing division of the country between Germany and the Soviet Union in accordance with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which was concluded on August 23, had a shock effect in Paris and London.