Georgia

Country Georgia
Capital Tbilisi (official) & Kutaisi (legislative)
Continent Asia
Currency Lari(GEL)
Languages Georgian, Russian, Armenian & Azerbaijani

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The region of present day Georgia contained the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Kartli-Iberia. The area came under Roman influence in the first centuries A.D. and Christianity became the state religion in the 330s. Domination by Persians, Arabs, and Turks was followed by a Georgian golden age (11th-13th centuries) that was cut short by the Mongol invasion of 1236. Subsequently, the Ottoman and Persian empires competed for influence in the region. Georgia was absorbed into the Russian Empire in the 19th century. Independent for three years (1918-1921) following the Russian revolution, it was forcibly incorporated into the USSR until the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. An attempt by the incumbent Georgian government to manipulate national legislative elections in November 2003 touched off widespread protests that led to the resignation of Eduard SHEVARDNADZE, president since 1995. New elections in early 2004 swept Mikheil SAAKASHVILI into power along with his National Movement party. Progress on market reforms and democratization has been made in the years since independence, but this progress has been complicated by Russian assistance and support to the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. After a series of Russian and separatist provocations in summer 2008, Georgian military action in South Ossetia in early August led to a Russian military response that not only occupied the breakaway areas, but large portions of Georgia proper as well. Russian troops pulled back from most occupied Georgian territory, but in late August 2008 Russia unilaterally recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This action was strongly condemned by most of the world's nations and international organizations.

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Georgia - Wikipedia
Georgia - CIA World Fact Book
Georgia - BBC
Georgia - Timeline - BBC

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Rural Georgia is losing residents and jobs. Will anything bring young people back? - MyAJC (blog)

MyAJC (blog)

Rural Georgia is losing residents and jobs. Will anything bring young people back?
MyAJC (blog)
In Georgia, 53 percent of counties qualify as distressed and most are rural, said Georgia Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Chris Clark, who was among today's speakers at a Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education forum on the state's talent ...
Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark: Georgia will face economic development challenges in futureGwinnettdailypost.com

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KKK denied permit to burn cross atop symbolic mountain in Georgia - The Guardian

The Guardian

KKK denied permit to burn cross atop symbolic mountain in Georgia
The Guardian
Wednesday 16 August 2017 16.39 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 16 August 2017 18.01 EDT. Georgia's Stone Mountain park has denied the Ku Klux Klan's request to burn a cross at the top of the mountain, where the second KKK was founded in 1915.
Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial in Georgia Has to Go, Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate SaysNewsweek
Georgia governor candidate wants Confederate carving goneWTOP
Permit for KKK cross burning atop Georgia's Stone Mountain deniedWTVD-TV
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Preseason watch list includes 3 Georgia soccer players - Red and Black

Red and Black

Preseason watch list includes 3 Georgia soccer players
Red and Black
The Sweden native has etched her name closer to the record books for Georgia after her junior season. She is currently ranked fifth in career shutouts, fifth in saves with 262 and fifth in wins with a total of 21. Gutierrez is coming off a season where ...



Isaac Nauta ready to meet lofty expectations in second season with Georgia - Red and Black

Red and Black

Isaac Nauta ready to meet lofty expectations in second season with Georgia
Red and Black
And, of course, he wants to help Georgia win, the same objective any player would say. But then, Nauta also doesn't shy away from mentioning other milestones he hopes to reach, personal goals that make it clear he wants to work his way to the top.
A Georgia legacy, but not a heavy one: 'I just want to be Charlie'DawgNation
A year in at UGA, Woerner more comfortable at tight endThe Telegraph

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Authorities offer reward in hunt for Georgia teen's killer - Brunswick News

Authorities offer reward in hunt for Georgia teen's killer
Brunswick News
4. WILLACHOOCHEE: Authorities are offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the slaying of a Georgia teenager. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a new release Wednesday that a $3,000 reward has been established to help ...



Company Ordered to Pay $302500 for Deadly Georgia Gas Leak - U.S. News & World Report

Company Ordered to Pay $302500 for Deadly Georgia Gas Leak
U.S. News & World Report
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) A Georgia official has ordered a supplier of pressurized gasses to pay $302,500 in civil penalties after a sheriff's deputy died from inhaling liquid nitrogen that leaked from one of its tanks. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire ...

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About 30 Georgia businesses join anti-drilling alliance - Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning News

About 30 Georgia businesses join anti-drilling alliance
Savannah Morning News
About 30 Georgia businesses have joined the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast. Not quite a year old, the South Carolina-based organization boasts the support of more than 41,000 business and 500,000 commercial fishing families for its ...



Georgia soccer looks to improve on attacking the goal in 2017 - Red and Black

Red and Black

Georgia soccer looks to improve on attacking the goal in 2017
Red and Black
On Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Athens, Georgia at the Turner Soccer Complex the Georgia women's soccer team took on California State University Fullerton in a match that ended with the Bulldogs winning with a 2-0 score. Georgia forward Kelsey Killean ...

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What is Georgia Tech's most important game? - From The Rumble Seat

From The Rumble Seat

What is Georgia Tech's most important game?
From The Rumble Seat
While it's true that going into ACC play, Tech is going to need to get off to a good start against Pitt and UNC back-to-back, Georgia Tech has the perfect opportunity to make a massive statement if they beat Tennessee. Granted, the SEC East isn't ...

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Georgia state law makes it difficult to completely remove or hide Confederate monuments - 13WMAZ

13WMAZ

Georgia state law makes it difficult to completely remove or hide Confederate monuments
13WMAZ
An existing Georgia state law may make it impossible for any cities and counties to completely remove or destroy existing Confederate monuments. We took a closer look at the Georgia law in question and a closer look at the Confederate monuments right ...

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