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’s Senate Runoff: How Does It Work, and Who Is Running? - The Wall Street Journal
  1. Georgia’s Senate Runoff: How Does It Work, and Who Is Running?  The Wall Street Journal
  2. Trump Is Blowing Up the Georgia GOP—and It Couldn't Happen at a Better Time  The Nation
  3. Georgia Dems will knock on doors with Senate at stake  POLITICO
  4. Republican official: Trump efforts to undermine Georgia results could 'suppress the vote' in U.S. Senate runoff elections  Yahoo News
  5. Five burning questions for Georgia’s Senate runoffs  Atlanta Journal Constitution
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What's behind Russia's disinformation campaign in Georgia? - DW (English)What's behind Russia's disinformation campaign in Georgia?  DW (English)

Georgia Is a Purple State, but Don’t Expect Centrist Politicians - The New York TimesGeorgia Is a Purple State, but Don’t Expect Centrist Politicians  The New York Times

Try a Red Wine From the Nation of Georgia - The New York TimesTry a Red Wine From the Nation of Georgia  The New York Times

How shifting demographics in Georgia turned it blue - CNNHow shifting demographics in Georgia turned it blue  CNN

In Georgia, the Dullest Spectator Sport in the World - The New YorkerIn Georgia, the Dullest Spectator Sport in the World  The New Yorker

Georgia to begin Trump campaign-requested recount of presidential contest Tuesday - ABC NewsGeorgia to begin Trump campaign-requested recount of presidential contest Tuesday  ABC News

New twist in Georgia: Officials find uncounted votes; will it change the race? - Economic TimesNew twist in Georgia: Officials find uncounted votes; will it change the race?  Economic Times

Georgia on our minds: the slow turn to blue - San Francisco ChronicleGeorgia on our minds: the slow turn to blue  San Francisco Chronicle

An invasive, snake-like hammerhead worm is popping up in Georgia - CNNAn invasive, snake-like hammerhead worm is popping up in Georgia  CNN

US Election 2020: Georgia to release report on presidential race hand tally - Hindustan TimesUS Election 2020: Georgia to release report on presidential race hand tally  Hindustan Times

The Other Race on Georgia's January Ballot - The InterceptThe Other Race on Georgia's January Ballot  The Intercept

Georgia hand count of votes affirms Biden's narrow victory over Trump - NBC NewsGeorgia hand count of votes affirms Biden's narrow victory over Trump  NBC News

Donald Trump seeks to overturn US election outcome as Georgia recount reaffirms Joe Biden victory - Hindustan TimesDonald Trump seeks to overturn US election outcome as Georgia recount reaffirms Joe Biden victory  Hindustan Times

How Georgia proves Trump has no chance of winning - CNNHow Georgia proves Trump has no chance of winning  CNN

As Pompeo visits Georgia, thousands protest over election results - Al Jazeera EnglishAs Pompeo visits Georgia, thousands protest over election results  Al Jazeera English

Black women helped push Democrats to the finish line in Georgia. Here's how they can do it again - CNNBlack women helped push Democrats to the finish line in Georgia. Here's how they can do it again  CNN

Georgia protests: Tbilisi police fire water cannon at demonstrators - BBC NewsGeorgia protests: Tbilisi police fire water cannon at demonstrators  BBC News

Explained: Why Georgia’s runoff elections are make-or-break for Biden administration and Democrats - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why Georgia’s runoff elections are make-or-break for Biden administration and Democrats  The Indian Express

Coronavirus in Georgia | Latest data for Monday, Nov. 23 - 11Alive.com WXIACoronavirus in Georgia | Latest data for Monday, Nov. 23  11Alive.com WXIA

Georgia opposition rejects election results, stages protest - Al Jazeera EnglishGeorgia opposition rejects election results, stages protest  Al Jazeera English

Secretary Pompeo's Travel to France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia - US Embassy in GeorgiaSecretary Pompeo's Travel to France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia  US Embassy in Georgia

With Senate Control Hanging in Balance, ‘Crazytown’ Cash Floods Georgia - The New York TimesWith Senate Control Hanging in Balance, ‘Crazytown’ Cash Floods Georgia  The New York Times

Georgia 2020 election results: Biden is presumptive winner - CBS NewsGeorgia 2020 election results: Biden is presumptive winner  CBS News

Whitfield County has Georgia's highest COVID-19 outbreak - WDEF News 12Whitfield County has Georgia's highest COVID-19 outbreak  WDEF News 12

US election recounts and court challenges still under way in Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan - ABC NewsUS election recounts and court challenges still under way in Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan  ABC News

Postal Service Likely To Play Big Role In Georgia's January Runoff | 90.1 FM WABE - WABE 90.1 FMPostal Service Likely To Play Big Role In Georgia's January Runoff | 90.1 FM WABE  WABE 90.1 FM

Thousands rally in Georgia’s Tbilisi against election results - Al Jazeera EnglishThousands rally in Georgia’s Tbilisi against election results  Al Jazeera English

Georgia will recount presidential election ballots by hand as Biden’s lead over Trump grows - CNBCGeorgia will recount presidential election ballots by hand as Biden’s lead over Trump grows  CNBC

In Georgia, get-out-the-vote operations that helped Biden win haven’t stopped - The Washington PostIn Georgia, get-out-the-vote operations that helped Biden win haven’t stopped  The Washington Post

Blue whales have 'rediscovered' South Georgia - BBC NewsBlue whales have 'rediscovered' South Georgia  BBC News

Family of man killed by Georgia trooper plans to sue state for $13M - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFamily of man killed by Georgia trooper plans to sue state for $13M  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Is a New Political Battleground - The New York TimesGeorgia Is a New Political Battleground  The New York Times

Trump team requests recount of Georgia presidential vote - CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsTrump team requests recount of Georgia presidential vote  CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

The fight in Georgia is a nearly perfect microcosm of American politics in 2020 - The Washington PostThe fight in Georgia is a nearly perfect microcosm of American politics in 2020  The Washington Post

How Georgia Turned Blue - FiveThirtyEightHow Georgia Turned Blue  FiveThirtyEight

Falcons stadium joins Hawks arena as early voting site for two Georgia Senate runoffs - Yahoo SportsFalcons stadium joins Hawks arena as early voting site for two Georgia Senate runoffs  Yahoo Sports

Why Georgia’s Unscientific Recount ‘Horrified’ Experts - The NationWhy Georgia’s Unscientific Recount ‘Horrified’ Experts  The Nation

Georgia on Not Enough Minds - The Wall Street JournalGeorgia on Not Enough Minds  The Wall Street Journal

Georgia Live Election Results 2020: Biden Takes Lead Over Trump - NPRGeorgia Live Election Results 2020: Biden Takes Lead Over Trump  NPR

Health officials: coronavirus peak predicted in early December in Georgia, more infected than reported - Agenda.geHealth officials: coronavirus peak predicted in early December in Georgia, more infected than reported  Agenda.ge

Georgia Senate Race Runoff Between Loeffler, Warnock - NPRGeorgia Senate Race Runoff Between Loeffler, Warnock  NPR

‘They know their vote matters’: the Georgia Senate runoffs battle is already on - The Guardian‘They know their vote matters’: the Georgia Senate runoffs battle is already on  The Guardian

Georgia Will Begin Recounting Votes, With Biden Still Favored - The New York TimesGeorgia Will Begin Recounting Votes, With Biden Still Favored  The New York Times

Georgia Begins Recount of Nearly 5 Million Ballots - The New York TimesGeorgia Begins Recount of Nearly 5 Million Ballots  The New York Times

The race to get Georgia’s 23,000 17-year-olds registered to vote - MIT Technology ReviewThe race to get Georgia’s 23,000 17-year-olds registered to vote  MIT Technology Review

Single-day record for new COVID infections reached in Georgia - Newnan Times-HeraldSingle-day record for new COVID infections reached in Georgia  Newnan Times-Herald

Georgia Election: A Once Solidly Republican State Headed For Recount - NPRGeorgia Election: A Once Solidly Republican State Headed For Recount  NPR

Election focus switches to Georgia in battle for Senate - Financial TimesElection focus switches to Georgia in battle for Senate  Financial Times

Georgia Election Results 2020 - The New York TimesGeorgia Election Results 2020  The New York Times

Transgender inmate Ashley Diamond sues Georgia prison officials over alleged assaults - CBS NewsTransgender inmate Ashley Diamond sues Georgia prison officials over alleged assaults  CBS News

Detailed Turnout Data Shows How Georgia Turned Blue - The New York TimesDetailed Turnout Data Shows How Georgia Turned Blue  The New York Times

Georgia announces recount after presidential race too close to call - The GuardianGeorgia announces recount after presidential race too close to call  The Guardian

Georgia's Secretary Of State Became A Lightning Rod In Nation's Vote Counting - NPRGeorgia's Secretary Of State Became A Lightning Rod In Nation's Vote Counting  NPR

Georgia’s potential at risk because of creeping Russian influence and private interests | View - EuronewsGeorgia’s potential at risk because of creeping Russian influence and private interests | View  Euronews

Georgia's Love-Hate Relationship With Joseph Stalin - Atlas ObscuraGeorgia's Love-Hate Relationship With Joseph Stalin  Atlas Obscura

What Just Happened in Georgia? - The AtlanticWhat Just Happened in Georgia?  The Atlantic

Georgia Recount Expected, Secretary Of State Says - NPRGeorgia Recount Expected, Secretary Of State Says  NPR

Podcast: Election results and Georgia Senate runoffs feat. Niles Francis - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionPodcast: Election results and Georgia Senate runoffs feat. Niles Francis  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Editorial Roundup: Georgia - Bradenton HeraldEditorial Roundup: Georgia  Bradenton Herald

A68 iceberg on collision path with South Georgia - BBC NewsA68 iceberg on collision path with South Georgia  BBC News

'We are stunned': Two Georgia races will decide which party controls the Senate - NBC News'We are stunned': Two Georgia races will decide which party controls the Senate  NBC News

How recounts work in Georgia, Wisconsin and other key states - The Washington PostHow recounts work in Georgia, Wisconsin and other key states  The Washington Post

BATTLEGROUND BLOG: Audit Continues Across Georgia - GPB NewsBATTLEGROUND BLOG: Audit Continues Across Georgia  GPB News

Jaime Harrison launches new PAC to help Democrats in Georgia runoffs as he eyes DNC chair - Charleston Post CourierJaime Harrison launches new PAC to help Democrats in Georgia runoffs as he eyes DNC chair  Charleston Post Courier

The Democratic earthquake in Georgia - CNNThe Democratic earthquake in Georgia  CNN

How Georgia Went From Red to Battleground State - The New York TimesHow Georgia Went From Red to Battleground State  The New York Times

Eric O'Sullivan drafted into Ireland squad for Georgia - RTE.ieEric O'Sullivan drafted into Ireland squad for Georgia  RTE.ie

Fight for Georgia's Senate seats intensifies as races head to runoffs - CNNFight for Georgia's Senate seats intensifies as races head to runoffs  CNN

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Asks Citizens to Reconsider Their Thanksgiving Gatherings and Plan Virtual Gather… - Eater AtlantaGeorgia Governor Brian Kemp Asks Citizens to Reconsider Their Thanksgiving Gatherings and Plan Virtual Gather…  Eater Atlanta

Georgia vote discrepancies reconciled on last day of recount - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia vote discrepancies reconciled on last day of recount  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Georgia Senate Runoffs Are Already In Full Swing - FiveThirtyEightThe Georgia Senate Runoffs Are Already In Full Swing  FiveThirtyEight

Behind Joe Biden's Georgia Surge, a State Ready to Boil Over - The InterceptBehind Joe Biden's Georgia Surge, a State Ready to Boil Over  The Intercept

Behind the ballots in Georgia's historic hand recount - PBS NewsHourBehind the ballots in Georgia's historic hand recount  PBS NewsHour

Election 2020: Trump’s margin narrows in Georgia - Los Angeles TimesElection 2020: Trump’s margin narrows in Georgia  Los Angeles Times

While Georgia's now on everyone's mind, local political reporters could have told you this was coming - PoynterWhile Georgia's now on everyone's mind, local political reporters could have told you this was coming  Poynter

Fact check: Evidence undermines Trump campaign's claims of dead people voting in Georgia - CNNFact check: Evidence undermines Trump campaign's claims of dead people voting in Georgia  CNN

How Georgia became a swing state for the first time in decades - The Washington PostHow Georgia became a swing state for the first time in decades  The Washington Post

An Enormous Iceberg Is Headed for South Georgia Island—Again - WIREDAn Enormous Iceberg Is Headed for South Georgia Island—Again  WIRED

Politics Podcast: Will Georgia Stay Blue? - FiveThirtyEightPolitics Podcast: Will Georgia Stay Blue?  FiveThirtyEight

See Biden's potential pathway to winning Georgia - CNNSee Biden's potential pathway to winning Georgia  CNN

Biden inches ahead in Georgia - CBS NewsBiden inches ahead in Georgia  CBS News

Georgia official says Graham asked him about tossing ballots - The Associated PressGeorgia official says Graham asked him about tossing ballots  The Associated Press

Georgia plans a recount. History shows it rarely makes a difference. - NBC NewsGeorgia plans a recount. History shows it rarely makes a difference.  NBC News

Tight Georgia Race Comes Down to Metro Atlanta - The New York TimesTight Georgia Race Comes Down to Metro Atlanta  The New York Times

Autumn Nations Cup: Wales 18-0 Georgia - BBC SportAutumn Nations Cup: Wales 18-0 Georgia  BBC Sport

How Durable Is Georgia’s Blue Shift? We’ll Find Out In January. - FiveThirtyEightHow Durable Is Georgia’s Blue Shift? We’ll Find Out In January.  FiveThirtyEight

GEORGIA RESULTS: Biden is projected winner of Georgia - Business Insider - Business InsiderGEORGIA RESULTS: Biden is projected winner of Georgia - Business Insider  Business Insider

Georgia in the spotlight as vote count continues - Associated PressGeorgia in the spotlight as vote count continues  Associated Press

Why does Georgia rely on runoffs to settle elections? - 11Alive.com WXIAWhy does Georgia rely on runoffs to settle elections?  11Alive.com WXIA

Obama heads to Georgia as Democrats seek breakthrough that has eluded them in Trump era - CNNObama heads to Georgia as Democrats seek breakthrough that has eluded them in Trump era  CNN

Mississippi's Democrats look to Georgia for lessons — but face even bigger challenges - NBC NewsMississippi's Democrats look to Georgia for lessons — but face even bigger challenges  NBC News

Georgia 2020 election results - ABC NewsGeorgia 2020 election results  ABC News

Georgia Senate Special Election Results - The New York TimesGeorgia Senate Special Election Results  The New York Times

Latino voters in Georgia get attention in high-stakes Senate races - NBC NewsLatino voters in Georgia get attention in high-stakes Senate races  NBC News

Georgia Southern football standouts arrested - WJCL NewsGeorgia Southern football standouts arrested  WJCL News

Child Sex Trafficking and Gang Investigation Nets 8 Arrests in South Georgia - All On GeorgiaChild Sex Trafficking and Gang Investigation Nets 8 Arrests in South Georgia  All On Georgia

LIVE UPDATES: Ga. winding down vote count before audit, likely recount - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionLIVE UPDATES: Ga. winding down vote count before audit, likely recount  Atlanta Journal Constitution

US election results: Trump sues as path to victory over Biden narrows - BBC NewsUS election results: Trump sues as path to victory over Biden narrows  BBC News

In Tight Georgia Battle, Asian Americans Could Decide the Vote - BloombergQuintIn Tight Georgia Battle, Asian Americans Could Decide the Vote  BloombergQuint