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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Love Island's Georgia Steel throws a massive tantrum as four new islanders arrive - The Sun

The Sun

Love Island's Georgia Steel throws a massive tantrum as four new islanders arrive
The Sun
LOVE Island's Georgia Steel threw a massive tantrum as four new islanders arrived in the villa. The Chelsea barmaid was furious that she wasn't picked by viewers as one of the top three "loyal" islanders earlier in the day and couldn't shake off her ...
Everyone has the same reaction to Georgia kicking off over 'loyalty' on Love IslandHer.ie
Love Island's Georgia and Sam to SPLIT after 'loyal' babe flirts with another islander?Daily Star
Love Island viewers will cringe at Georgia's behaviour towards Josh during tonight's challengeLiverpool Echo
Daily Mail -OK! Magazine
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Georgia law enforcement joins "Operation Southern Shield" to crack down on speeders - WRDW-TV

WRDW-TV

Georgia law enforcement joins "Operation Southern Shield" to crack down on speeders
WRDW-TV
Sunday, July 15, 2018. ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia joins Alabama and three other states in a week-long speed enforcement operation beginning Monday. "Operation Southern Shield" will run through Sunday, July 22. Law enforcement in Georgia and Alabama ...

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Georgia Governor Candidate Caught Saying He's in Race to Be the 'Craziest' - New York Times

New York Times

Georgia Governor Candidate Caught Saying He's in Race to Be the 'Craziest'
New York Times
ATLANTA — It has become the “deplorables” moment of the Georgia governor's race. In a private conversation secretly recorded in May and made public on Monday, Casey Cagle, the Republican lieutenant governor, was captured criticizing the over-the-top ...
Republicans Battling to Be Georgia Governor Set to DebateU.S. News & World Report
Hunter Hill to endorse Kemp in Georgia gov raceMyAJC (blog)
GOP gubernatorial rivals trade jabs at debate before runoffAtlanta Journal Constitution
Tampabay.com
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Barron wins Georgia Amateur championship - AJC.com - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Barron wins Georgia Amateur championship - AJC.com
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Chuck Barron tried to stay out of his son's way this week at the Georgia Amateur.
Georgia Southern's Brett Barron takes Georgia Amateur ChampionshipWJCL News

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Google Gear Helps Create Virtual Tours of Georgia Sites - U.S. News & World Report

Google Gear Helps Create Virtual Tours of Georgia Sites
U.S. News & World Report
Fort Hawkins was built in 1806, when Georgia was still mostly frontier wilderness, for protection against Native Americans and invasions by the Spanish, British and French, the Macon newspaper reported. It was where militiamen and federal troops were ...

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Recruiting Roundup: Assessing Georgia recruiting after transfer decision of Demetris Robertson - Red and Black

Red and Black

Recruiting Roundup: Assessing Georgia recruiting after transfer decision of Demetris Robertson
Red and Black
It is yet to be determined whether or not Robertson, a former five-star recruit, will have to sit out the 2018 season, as he plans on applying for a hardship waiver due to "personal reasons" that influenced his initial decision to move back to Georgia.
WR Demetris Robertson joining Georgia as transferESPN
Demetris Robertson announces he will transfer to GeorgiaAtlanta Journal Constitution
Talented transfer chooses Georgia over Alabama, othersAL.com
Dawg Sports -CBSSports.com -San Mateo Daily Journal
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Georgia police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News

Georgia police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman
Eyewitness News
TBILISI – Two police officers in Georgia have been suspended after they used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest a 24-year-old motorist they stopped for speeding, police said. The officers stopped the motorist in April when she was running late for ...

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Small earthquake occurs in N. Georgia Sunday - WRCB-TV

WRCB-TV

Small earthquake occurs in N. Georgia Sunday
WRCB-TV
There was a small earthquake in North Georgia Sunday morning. It was a magnitude 2.2, and it occurred just before 10:30 am in Trenton. Any earthquakes with a magnitude 2.5 or less cannot usually be felt, but it can be recorded by a seismograph ...



Dandy Dozen: Zion Logue, a Lebanon defensive end, commits to Georgia - The Tennessean

The Tennessean

Dandy Dozen: Zion Logue, a Lebanon defensive end, commits to Georgia
The Tennessean
Zion Logue's whirlwind college football recruiting tour will end at Georgia. Logue, a Lebanon 6-foot-6, 285-pound defensive end, announced his commitment to SEC champion Georgia on Sunday night, picking the Bulldogs over Alabama, Kentucky, Memphis, ...
Georgia picks up DL commit for 2019Dawg Sports
Tennessee DE Zion Logue commits to GeorgiaRivals.com (press release)
DL Zion Logue commits to UGA247Sports
Saturday Down South
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Brett Barron leads Georgia Am after three rounds - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Brett Barron leads Georgia Am after three rounds
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Athens Country Club golf course isn't one that can be dominated by a big hitter. So, Suwanee's Brett Barron kept his driver in the bag and hit an iron off the tee about half the time. The result was a 4-under 66, giving him a three-shot lead ...

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