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
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Ambassador Degnan's Remarks to Media at University of Georgia - US Embassy in GeorgiaAmbassador Degnan's Remarks to Media at University of Georgia  US Embassy in Georgia

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Civil rights groups urge companies to join fight against Georgia voting restrictions - ReutersCivil rights groups urge companies to join fight against Georgia voting restrictions  Reuters

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Can you receive the COVID vaccine in Georgia? - 11Alive.com WXIACan you receive the COVID vaccine in Georgia?  11Alive.com WXIA

Georgia bans bitumen imports from Iran, says Tehran - Argus MediaGeorgia bans bitumen imports from Iran, says Tehran  Argus Media

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Georgia Beer Day Set for March 6 - Brewbound.comGeorgia Beer Day Set for March 6  Brewbound.com

College basketball scores, winners and losers: Georgia Tech on torrid pace entering ACC Tournament - CBS SportsCollege basketball scores, winners and losers: Georgia Tech on torrid pace entering ACC Tournament  CBS Sports

Early Georgia Run Dooms Cats - WAVE 3Early Georgia Run Dooms Cats  WAVE 3

LeBron James' voting rights group focuses on Georgia with NBA All-Star Game ad - ReutersLeBron James' voting rights group focuses on Georgia with NBA All-Star Game ad  Reuters

ODIHR Issues Final Election Observation Report on Georgia - Civil GeorgiaODIHR Issues Final Election Observation Report on Georgia  Civil Georgia

No. 2 Texas A&M Gears Up for SEC Tournament Semifinal Against Georgia - KAGSTV.comNo. 2 Texas A&M Gears Up for SEC Tournament Semifinal Against Georgia  KAGSTV.com

Closing Georgia Street to traffic presents 'dilemma,' 'vibrancy' for restaurants - WISHTV.comClosing Georgia Street to traffic presents 'dilemma,' 'vibrancy' for restaurants  WISHTV.com

School Vouchers: Myth vs. Fact - Georgia Budget and Policy InstituteSchool Vouchers: Myth vs. Fact  Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

AM Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of Georgia Casualty & Surety Company - Business WireAM Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of Georgia Casualty & Surety Company  Business Wire

House Joins Effort to Put Georgia on Daylight Time for Good - U.S. News & World ReportHouse Joins Effort to Put Georgia on Daylight Time for Good  U.S. News & World Report

Georgia corporate giants tiptoe into raging voting rights debate - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia corporate giants tiptoe into raging voting rights debate  Atlanta Journal Constitution

12-year-old genius from Marietta accepted to Georgia Tech - 11Alive.com WXIA12-year-old genius from Marietta accepted to Georgia Tech  11Alive.com WXIA

With the clock ticking, Georgia lawmakers want the state to end daylight saving time - CNNWith the clock ticking, Georgia lawmakers want the state to end daylight saving time  CNN

Georgia Senate passes sports betting bill - WDEF News 12Georgia Senate passes sports betting bill  WDEF News 12

Grand jury in Georgia expected to convene in probe of Trump's efforts to overturn election - ABC NewsGrand jury in Georgia expected to convene in probe of Trump's efforts to overturn election  ABC News

Opinion: Donald Trump’s Georgia Rewrite - The Wall Street JournalOpinion: Donald Trump’s Georgia Rewrite  The Wall Street Journal

Georgia superintendents outline plans to vaccinate teachers - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia superintendents outline plans to vaccinate teachers  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia, In Last Place For Distribution, Has Vaccine Sitting In Freezers - GPB NewsGeorgia, In Last Place For Distribution, Has Vaccine Sitting In Freezers  GPB News

Georgia picks divisive figure as next PM amid political crisis - Financial TimesGeorgia picks divisive figure as next PM amid political crisis  Financial Times

Georgia Tech vs. Wake Forest odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, March 5 predictions from proven model - CBS SportsGeorgia Tech vs. Wake Forest odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, March 5 predictions from proven model  CBS Sports

Capitol Recap: Voting still the prime issue of Georgia legislative session - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionCapitol Recap: Voting still the prime issue of Georgia legislative session  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Trump election fraud investigation in Georgia enters new phase with grand jury set to be seated - CNNTrump election fraud investigation in Georgia enters new phase with grand jury set to be seated  CNN

Georgia Southern vs. Arkansas State - Game Recap - March 5, 2021 - ESPNGeorgia Southern vs. Arkansas State - Game Recap - March 5, 2021  ESPN

Spring preview: Georgia receiving corps approaching elite status - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionSpring preview: Georgia receiving corps approaching elite status  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Reckless driver in South Beach was armed fugitive from Georgia, police say - WPLG Local 10Reckless driver in South Beach was armed fugitive from Georgia, police say  WPLG Local 10

Georgia governor disputes ‘worst’ ranking of its COVID vaccination numbers - 11Alive.com WXIAGeorgia governor disputes ‘worst’ ranking of its COVID vaccination numbers  11Alive.com WXIA

Publix opens online reservation system for vaccines appointments at 148 Georgia locations - 11Alive.com WXIAPublix opens online reservation system for vaccines appointments at 148 Georgia locations  11Alive.com WXIA

Georgia Republican leaders who stood up to Trump back voting bills - Chattanooga Times Free PressGeorgia Republican leaders who stood up to Trump back voting bills  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Georgia baseball takes consecutive defeat in 7-4 loss to North Florida - Red and BlackGeorgia baseball takes consecutive defeat in 7-4 loss to North Florida  Red and Black

Georgia Senate Approves Bill To Streamline Probation System | 90.1 FM WABE - WABE 90.1 FMGeorgia Senate Approves Bill To Streamline Probation System | 90.1 FM WABE  WABE 90.1 FM

Georgia police raid opposition party HQ and arrest leader - Financial TimesGeorgia police raid opposition party HQ and arrest leader  Financial Times

EU highlights the need for political compromise in Georgia - EU NewsEU highlights the need for political compromise in Georgia  EU News

How Georgia's G.O.P. Voting Laws Could Impact Black Voters - The New York TimesHow Georgia's G.O.P. Voting Laws Could Impact Black Voters  The New York Times

Season ends for Georgia Southern men’s, women’s basketball in opening round of Sun Belt tournaments - WSAV-TVSeason ends for Georgia Southern men’s, women’s basketball in opening round of Sun Belt tournaments  WSAV-TV

COVID cases, deaths plunge at Georgia senior care homes in February - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionCOVID cases, deaths plunge at Georgia senior care homes in February  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Georgia counties turning the state blue are growing. And quickly. - NBC NewsThe Georgia counties turning the state blue are growing. And quickly.  NBC News

Police seek leads after Texas man shot on Georgia highway - WTVCPolice seek leads after Texas man shot on Georgia highway  WTVC

Three Emory hospitals named top U.S. and Georgia hospitals by Newsweek - Emory News CenterThree Emory hospitals named top U.S. and Georgia hospitals by Newsweek  Emory News Center

Bills 531 & 241 impose new restrictions on voting in Georgia - Yahoo FinanceBills 531 & 241 impose new restrictions on voting in Georgia  Yahoo Finance

No. 8 Jackets Host No. 1 Louisville in ACC Battle – Baseball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Georgia Tech Official Athletic SiteNo. 8 Jackets Host No. 1 Louisville in ACC Battle – Baseball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability - The New York TimesArrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability  The New York Times

Georgia State AD Charlie Cobb replaces Terry Mohajir on College Football Playoff selection committee - ESPNGeorgia State AD Charlie Cobb replaces Terry Mohajir on College Football Playoff selection committee  ESPN

Georgia softball defeats UAB in first game of Bulldog Classic - Red and BlackGeorgia softball defeats UAB in first game of Bulldog Classic  Red and Black

Georgia House Passes Elections Bill That Would Limit Absentee And Early Voting - NPRGeorgia House Passes Elections Bill That Would Limit Absentee And Early Voting  NPR

WATCH: Georgia football's Eric Stokes runs blazing sub-4.3 time in 40 - DawgNationWATCH: Georgia football's Eric Stokes runs blazing sub-4.3 time in 40  DawgNation

Azuma/Whitaker Stay Undefeated While Tigers Drop to Georgia Tech, 4-1 - clemsontigers.comAzuma/Whitaker Stay Undefeated While Tigers Drop to Georgia Tech, 4-1  clemsontigers.com

Georgia Senate supports letting restaurants sell to-go cocktails - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia Senate supports letting restaurants sell to-go cocktails  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Miss Georgia contestants meeting for forum in Columbus to prepare for competition - WTVMMiss Georgia contestants meeting for forum in Columbus to prepare for competition  WTVM

No. 22 Pitt Volleyball to Host Virginia, No. 18 Georgia Tech - PittsburghPanthers.comNo. 22 Pitt Volleyball to Host Virginia, No. 18 Georgia Tech  PittsburghPanthers.com

Tech Falls to Panthers in Midweek Matchup – Baseball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Georgia Tech Official Athletic SiteTech Falls to Panthers in Midweek Matchup – Baseball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Fraud cases climb in Georgia as jobless claims remain high - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFraud cases climb in Georgia as jobless claims remain high  Atlanta Journal Constitution

What you need to know about Georgia’s political crisis - POLITICO.euWhat you need to know about Georgia’s political crisis  POLITICO.eu

Georgia Battery plant's destruction of evidence 'extraordinary,' still pinning hopes on Biden - FOX 5 AtlantaGeorgia Battery plant's destruction of evidence 'extraordinary,' still pinning hopes on Biden  FOX 5 Atlanta

Georgia Tech Athletics Officially Wraps Up AI 2020 - Georgia Tech Official Athletic SiteGeorgia Tech Athletics Officially Wraps Up AI 2020  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Forced to move in pandemic, one customer questions last Georgia Power bill - WSAV-TVForced to move in pandemic, one customer questions last Georgia Power bill  WSAV-TV

The Bachelor’s Georgia Love and Lee Elliott are married - NEWS.com.auThe Bachelor’s Georgia Love and Lee Elliott are married  NEWS.com.au

Heflin guides No. 18 Tennessee to win over Georgia State | RTI - Rocky Top InsiderHeflin guides No. 18 Tennessee to win over Georgia State | RTI  Rocky Top Insider

WATCH: These are the rising stars for Georgia football this spring - DawgNationWATCH: These are the rising stars for Georgia football this spring  DawgNation

Rankings: Georgia football catching up in SEC facilities’ arms race - DawgNationRankings: Georgia football catching up in SEC facilities’ arms race  DawgNation

Georgia State Prison employees fired, arrested after inmate injured - WTOCGeorgia State Prison employees fired, arrested after inmate injured  WTOC

Georgia district investigating teacher who said Breonna Taylor deserved to get shot - NBC NewsGeorgia district investigating teacher who said Breonna Taylor deserved to get shot  NBC News

The Jolt: Biden’s $1.9T aid package is already factoring into Georgia’s 2022 election - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThe Jolt: Biden’s $1.9T aid package is already factoring into Georgia’s 2022 election  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia's election laws highlights divide on voting access - PBS NewsHourGeorgia's election laws highlights divide on voting access  PBS NewsHour

Bloom, Garza giving back to soccer through Georgia Alliance - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionBloom, Garza giving back to soccer through Georgia Alliance  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia’s center of political gravity shifting toward Atlanta - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia’s center of political gravity shifting toward Atlanta  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Central Georgia state representatives divided on GOP election bill - 13WMAZ.comCentral Georgia state representatives divided on GOP election bill  13WMAZ.com

March 5: Georgia sees drops in both COVID-19 cases and deaths; South Carolina sees rise - The Augusta ChronicleMarch 5: Georgia sees drops in both COVID-19 cases and deaths; South Carolina sees rise  The Augusta Chronicle

Georgia women's tennis remains unbeaten in SEC play with win over Florida - Red and BlackGeorgia women's tennis remains unbeaten in SEC play with win over Florida  Red and Black

Ten Questions with Luka Karaulic – Men's Golf — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Georgia Tech Official Athletic SiteTen Questions with Luka Karaulic – Men's Golf — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Georgia Tech capital campaign far exceeds goal - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia Tech capital campaign far exceeds goal  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Raiders would be wise to consider Georgia EDGE Azeez Ojulari at No. 17 - Raiders WireRaiders would be wise to consider Georgia EDGE Azeez Ojulari at No. 17  Raiders Wire

12-year-old genius accepted to Georgia Tech - 10TV12-year-old genius accepted to Georgia Tech  10TV

The Jolt: Why Georgia elections may never be the same - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThe Jolt: Why Georgia elections may never be the same  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Wreck blocks all lanes on Georgia 26 in Houston County - 13WMAZ.comWreck blocks all lanes on Georgia 26 in Houston County  13WMAZ.com

Georgia House unanimously approves $140M income tax cut - WTOCGeorgia House unanimously approves $140M income tax cut  WTOC

In Georgia, a New District Attorney Starts Circling Trump and His Allies - The New York TimesIn Georgia, a New District Attorney Starts Circling Trump and His Allies  The New York Times

Kemp announces expanded criteria for those eligible for vaccine, including educators - 11Alive.com WXIAKemp announces expanded criteria for those eligible for vaccine, including educators  11Alive.com WXIA

Georgia Republicans File Sweeping Elections Bill To Limit Early And Absentee Voting - NPRGeorgia Republicans File Sweeping Elections Bill To Limit Early And Absentee Voting  NPR

Georgia Secretary of State's office launches probe into Trump's election phone call - ReutersGeorgia Secretary of State's office launches probe into Trump's election phone call  Reuters

How a Liberal Lawyer in Georgia Took an Extreme Right Turn - The New York TimesHow a Liberal Lawyer in Georgia Took an Extreme Right Turn  The New York Times

Why COVID cases are falling around the country, and what's different in Georgia - 11Alive.com WXIAWhy COVID cases are falling around the country, and what's different in Georgia  11Alive.com WXIA

New website created for Georgians to sign up for vaccine appointments - 11Alive.com WXIANew website created for Georgians to sign up for vaccine appointments  11Alive.com WXIA

Democratic lawmakers protest GOP election bills at state capitol - 11Alive.com WXIADemocratic lawmakers protest GOP election bills at state capitol  11Alive.com WXIA

What the COVID-19 variants mean for Central Georgia - 13WMAZ.comWhat the COVID-19 variants mean for Central Georgia  13WMAZ.com

How Democrats Flipped Georgia's Senate Seats - NPRHow Democrats Flipped Georgia's Senate Seats  NPR

Metrics: Georgia's JT Daniels hottest returning quarterback in college football - DawgNationMetrics: Georgia's JT Daniels hottest returning quarterback in college football  DawgNation

David Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat - The New York TimesDavid Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat  The New York Times

How Arik Gilbert, Derion Kendrick departures impact Georgia’s two biggest games - DawgNationHow Arik Gilbert, Derion Kendrick departures impact Georgia’s two biggest games  DawgNation

Kia Seeks Partners to Build Apple Car in Georgia - The Wall Street JournalKia Seeks Partners to Build Apple Car in Georgia  The Wall Street Journal

Georgia’s Robertson arrested after warrants issued last week - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia’s Robertson arrested after warrants issued last week  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hundreds Of Thousands Of New Voters May Have Helped Flip Georgia's Runoff Elections - NPRHundreds Of Thousands Of New Voters May Have Helped Flip Georgia's Runoff Elections  NPR

First case of UK COVID-19 variant found in Central Georgia - 13WMAZ.comFirst case of UK COVID-19 variant found in Central Georgia  13WMAZ.com

Georgia Tech Drops a Pair to No. 13 Florida State - Georgia Tech Official Athletic SiteGeorgia Tech Drops a Pair to No. 13 Florida State  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site