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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Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo crowned winner of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! - Telegraph.co.uk

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Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo crowned winner of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!
Telegraph.co.uk
Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo crowned winner of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! Toff won the jungle competition Credit: PA / ITV. Telegraph Reporters. 10 December 2017 • 10:51pm. Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo has been named queen of the jungle ...
Georgia Toffolo in TV tug-of-war after wowing bosses of two channels during I'm A CelebrityMirror.co.uk
I'm A Celebrity fans rejoice as Georgia Toffolo is crowned the winnerThe Sun
I'm A Celebrity: 'I didn't think anyone would like me!' Gobsmacked Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo, 23, crowned ...Daily Mail
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University of Georgia, Army Cyber Command Eye Partnerships - U.S. News & World Report

University of Georgia, Army Cyber Command Eye Partnerships
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The University of Georgia and the U.S. Army's Cybersecurity Command could soon be exchanging students and workers. Dec. 10, 2017, at 11:12 a.m.. University of Georgia, Army Cyber Command Eye Partnerships. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter ...

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Skydiver gets bird's eye view of Georgia snow - FOX 5 Atlanta

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Skydiver gets bird's eye view of Georgia snow
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Skydiver gets bird's eye view of Georgia snow. Posted: Dec 10 2017 06:20AM EST. Video Posted: Dec 10 2017 06:19AM EST. Updated: Dec 10 2017 06:21AM EST. photo. CEDARTOWN, Ga. - The big snowfall all over Georgia might have made you want to snuggle in ...



Here's how much snow fell across Georgia counties - WSB Radio

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Here's how much snow fell across Georgia counties
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It is a question you cannot help but wonder: How much snow did we get this weekend? Severe Weather Team 2 has been tracking the snowfall throughout the weekend and continues as patchy black ice remains a threat into the overnight hours Sunday ...

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NWS: Snow storms comes earlier than expected in Georgia - WRDW-TV

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NWS: Snow storms comes earlier than expected in Georgia
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ATLANTA (AP) -- The National Weather Service says the heavy snowstorm that hit Georgia late last week was a surprise. Meteorologist Carly Kovacik said Sunday that the high amount of snowfall occurred earlier than expected in Georgia. She says the ...
Snowmen in Alabama? Sledding in Mississippi? From Texas to Georgia, snow blankets the SouthLos Angeles Times

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Crews working to restore power to 120000 Georgians - FOX 5 Atlanta

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Crews working to restore power to 120000 Georgians
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In addition, tree limbs weighed down by frozen precipitation can cause those to break off, taking nearby power lines down at the same time. Georgia's EMC has called in nearly 300 linemen and 50 right-of-way crews from Georgia and neighboring states to ...
Georgia Power restoration efforts to be largely completed SundayMarkets Insider
Cobb County Papa John's delivers free pizzas to Georgia Power crewsWXIA-TV

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Snow-, ice-related power outages in Georgia down from 142000 to 21000 - MDJOnline.com

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Snow-, ice-related power outages in Georgia down from 142000 to 21000
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Two days after a snow and ice storm blanketed metro Atlanta with up to 10 inches of snow, weather-related power outages have impacted more than 21,000 business and residential customers statewide, with the majority in metro Atlanta and north Georgia ...



Meet four people doing great things in Atlanta on "Georgia GameChangers!" - WSB Atlanta

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Meet four people doing great things in Atlanta on "Georgia GameChangers!"
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Georgia GameChangers” is a Family 2 Family Special focusing on inspiring local people improving Atlanta and North Georgia. These game changers are re-writing history, challenging the rules and going after big dreams. Channel 2's Jovita Moore talks ...



Rose Bowl 2018: TV Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Georgia vs. Oklahoma - Bleacher Report

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Rose Bowl 2018: TV Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Georgia vs. Oklahoma
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Fresh off winning the Heisman Trophy, Baker Mayfield's next job is to lead the Oklahoma Sooners in the College Football Playoff semifinal. The Sooners will take on the SEC champion Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl January 1 at 5 p.m ET. The game will ...
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Scouting the Sooners: How can Georgia wipe the smile off Baker Mayfield?DawgNation
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Mikheil Saakashvili, Ex-President of Georgia, Arrested in Ukraine, Again - New York Times

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Mikheil Saakashvili, Ex-President of Georgia, Arrested in Ukraine, Again
New York Times
MOSCOW — Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, was arrested on Friday in Ukraine during a late-night police raid on an apartment where he had been hiding after his escape from custody following a rooftop struggle with security agents ...
Georgia's ex-president Saakashvili on 'indefinite' hunger strike after second arrestFRANCE 24
Detained Mikheil Sakaashvili on 'hunger strike'Aljazeera.com
Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in KievBBC News
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