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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Police: Georgia taco shop owner was trafficking in meth - India TodayPolice: Georgia taco shop owner was trafficking in meth  India Today

Georgia is No. 4 in latest College Football Playoff rankings, but nobody deserves that spot - Washington Post
  1. Georgia is No. 4 in latest College Football Playoff rankings, but nobody deserves that spot  Washington Post
  2. The real meaning of Georgia at No. 4 over Alabama in latest College Football Playoff ranking  Sporting News
  3. College Football Playoff Rankings reactions: Georgia overrated, Oklahoma underrated  CBS Sports
  4. College Football Playoff: Sorting out the Georgia, Alabama and Minnesota Mess  Bleacher Report
  5. LSU atop CFP; Georgia beats out Alabama for No. 4  ESPN
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Georgia Prepares to Execute Man for Store Clerk's Killing - The New York TimesGeorgia Prepares to Execute Man for Store Clerk's Killing  The New York Times

Why a tour of Georgia's Soviet-era past is the best way to explore this complex country - The IndependentWhy a tour of Georgia's Soviet-era past is the best way to explore this complex country  The Independent

The Citadel’s upset big comes up short against Georgia - Live 5 News WCSCThe Citadel’s upset big comes up short against Georgia  Live 5 News WCSC

Buc-ee’s to break ground on Georgia travel center - Houston ChronicleBuc-ee’s to break ground on Georgia travel center  Houston Chronicle

High Museum Of Art In Atlanta, Georgia Recreates Romare Bearden Gallery Show - ForbesHigh Museum Of Art In Atlanta, Georgia Recreates Romare Bearden Gallery Show  Forbes

Georgia reaches top four in College Football Playoff rankings - WSB AtlantaGeorgia reaches top four in College Football Playoff rankings  WSB Atlanta

Promising Georgia-Auburn under takes massive money - AL.comPromising Georgia-Auburn under takes massive money  AL.com

Beating Georgia would be an ‘early Christmas gift’ for players from Georgia - AL.comBeating Georgia would be an ‘early Christmas gift’ for players from Georgia  AL.com

CFP rankings: LSU on top, Georgia edges Bama - AxiosCFP rankings: LSU on top, Georgia edges Bama  Axios

Taco shop owner in Georgia charged with trafficking meth - New York PostTaco shop owner in Georgia charged with trafficking meth  New York Post

Voter suppression: Georgia’s problem is nation’s problem, filmmaker says - San Francisco ChronicleVoter suppression: Georgia’s problem is nation’s problem, filmmaker says  San Francisco Chronicle

NEW: Georgia medical marijuana program starts after 7-month wait - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNEW: Georgia medical marijuana program starts after 7-month wait  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia School Board Votes to Remove Superintendent Early - U.S. News & World ReportGeorgia School Board Votes to Remove Superintendent Early  U.S. News & World Report

AJC POLL: Trump faces tough re-election fight in Georgia - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAJC POLL: Trump faces tough re-election fight in Georgia  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia road rage brings hail of gunfire to carful of people - WTOPGeorgia road rage brings hail of gunfire to carful of people  WTOP

The toughness, determination of Georgia’s Lawrence Cager - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThe toughness, determination of Georgia’s Lawrence Cager  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Far-right protests greet Georgia gay film premiere - BBC NewsFar-right protests greet Georgia gay film premiere  BBC News

Why CFP committee ranked Alabama behind Georgia, how it viewed LSU loss - AL.comWhy CFP committee ranked Alabama behind Georgia, how it viewed LSU loss  AL.com

Deputies believe Georgia teen who ran away with man is in the Greenville area - Greenville NewsDeputies believe Georgia teen who ran away with man is in the Greenville area  Greenville News

Enrollment in Georgia’s university system reaches another record high - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionEnrollment in Georgia’s university system reaches another record high  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former Georgia All-American quarterback Zeke Bratkowski, dead at 88 - WSB AtlantaFormer Georgia All-American quarterback Zeke Bratkowski, dead at 88  WSB Atlanta

Georgia vs. Auburn Fearless Prediction, Game Preview - College Football NewsGeorgia vs. Auburn Fearless Prediction, Game Preview  College Football News

US lawmakers move to give Georgia teeth against Russian occupation - INSIDERUS lawmakers move to give Georgia teeth against Russian occupation  INSIDER

Inmate found dead in south Georgia jail cell - CBS46 News AtlantaInmate found dead in south Georgia jail cell  CBS46 News Atlanta

Buc-ee's plans first Georgia location in Warner Robins - 13WMAZ.comBuc-ee's plans first Georgia location in Warner Robins  13WMAZ.com

How fear, politics forged Georgia’s punitive juvenile laws - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionHow fear, politics forged Georgia’s punitive juvenile laws  Atlanta Journal Constitution

GEORGIA 2020: Buttigieg to launch black outreach push in Atlanta - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGEORGIA 2020: Buttigieg to launch black outreach push in Atlanta  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Seven WWII-era veterans honored at Georgia National Cemetery - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionSeven WWII-era veterans honored at Georgia National Cemetery  Atlanta Journal Constitution

No. 25 Appalachian St. preps for hungry Georgia St. - National PostNo. 25 Appalachian St. preps for hungry Georgia St.  National Post

Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack - BBC NewsGeorgia hit by massive cyber-attack  BBC News

Georgia moves closer to legal hemp production - WTVCGeorgia moves closer to legal hemp production  WTVC

Department of Justice funds Georgia's Human Trafficking Fight - 41 NBC NewsDepartment of Justice funds Georgia's Human Trafficking Fight  41 NBC News

Georgia high school football playoff brackets - WSB AtlantaGeorgia high school football playoff brackets  WSB Atlanta

Georgia Wine Tours - Travel+LeisureGeorgia Wine Tours  Travel+Leisure

THE JOLT: Has Trump support in Georgia waned – or just gone underground? - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionTHE JOLT: Has Trump support in Georgia waned – or just gone underground?  Atlanta Journal Constitution

From Georgia Farms to Emory Tables - Emory News CenterFrom Georgia Farms to Emory Tables  Emory News Center

Georgia prisoner accused of running meth pipeline to Florida - WPECGeorgia prisoner accused of running meth pipeline to Florida  WPEC

As U.K. Turns Its Back on the EU, Georgia Desperately Wants In - FortuneAs U.K. Turns Its Back on the EU, Georgia Desperately Wants In  Fortune

Could Graphic Novels Be The Future Of U.S. History? - GPBCould Graphic Novels Be The Future Of U.S. History?  GPB

Georgia officials say rural farmers at risk for suicide - wgxa.tvGeorgia officials say rural farmers at risk for suicide  wgxa.tv

Morgan Stanley Announces Partnership with National Geographic Society, University of Georgia to Advance Citizen Science to Help Reduce Plastic Waste - Business WireMorgan Stanley Announces Partnership with National Geographic Society, University of Georgia to Advance Citizen Science to Help Reduce Plastic Waste  Business Wire

Alabama man accused of sexually abusing 17 Georgia boarding school students - AL.comAlabama man accused of sexually abusing 17 Georgia boarding school students  AL.com

Time for a US-Georgia free trade pact - Financial TimesTime for a US-Georgia free trade pact  Financial Times

Popular Georgia mountain overlook closed over vandalism - ABC NewsPopular Georgia mountain overlook closed over vandalism  ABC News

Missouri coach: Georgia better than the nation realizes - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionMissouri coach: Georgia better than the nation realizes  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia film and TV production at 36 in November, down from 43 in November 2018 - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia film and TV production at 36 in November, down from 43 in November 2018  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Guaranteed powder and no tourists – is this Europe's greatest untapped skiing destination? - Telegraph.co.ukGuaranteed powder and no tourists – is this Europe's greatest untapped skiing destination?  Telegraph.co.uk

Spot in Georgia mountains to see fall leaves 'closed indefinitely' over vandalism - WSB AtlantaSpot in Georgia mountains to see fall leaves 'closed indefinitely' over vandalism  WSB Atlanta

Amazing: Ryanair Makes Its Georgia Debut - Simple FlyingAmazing: Ryanair Makes Its Georgia Debut  Simple Flying

Running a race through the minds of Georgia cross country runners - Red and BlackRunning a race through the minds of Georgia cross country runners  Red and Black

Georgia first lady announces $153 million in grants to fight human trafficking - 11Alive.com WXIAGeorgia first lady announces $153 million in grants to fight human trafficking  11Alive.com WXIA

AJC POLL: Georgians support impeachment inquiry, split on Trump ouster - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAJC POLL: Georgians support impeachment inquiry, split on Trump ouster  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia deputy charged with murder for off-duty shooting - WCTVGeorgia deputy charged with murder for off-duty shooting  WCTV

Georgia governor unveils Medicaid expansion plan with work requirement - PBS NewsHourGeorgia governor unveils Medicaid expansion plan with work requirement  PBS NewsHour

Georgia football's defensive stats are absolutely nuts - UGA WireGeorgia football's defensive stats are absolutely nuts  UGA Wire

Georgia Residents Participate In DACA Rally In DC - WABE 90.1 FMGeorgia Residents Participate In DACA Rally In DC  WABE 90.1 FM

Georgia pecan growers, other farmers move a step closer to disaster aid - WSB AtlantaGeorgia pecan growers, other farmers move a step closer to disaster aid  WSB Atlanta

Cobb County middle school student is Georgia's latest measles patient - 11Alive.com WXIACobb County middle school student is Georgia's latest measles patient  11Alive.com WXIA

Georgia Plans to Purge 300,000 Names From Its Voter Rolls - The New York TimesGeorgia Plans to Purge 300,000 Names From Its Voter Rolls  The New York Times

Three of the ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’ are in Georgia - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThree of the ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’ are in Georgia  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Convicted Rapist Released From Georgia Prison ‘in Error’ - The New York TimesConvicted Rapist Released From Georgia Prison ‘in Error’  The New York Times

Arctic front to bring freezing weather, wintry mix to Georgia - WSB AtlantaArctic front to bring freezing weather, wintry mix to Georgia  WSB Atlanta

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Buys $9.5 Million Georgia Farm - Architectural DigestDwayne “The Rock” Johnson Buys $9.5 Million Georgia Farm  Architectural Digest

Georgia robbery suspects lead ALEA troopers on chase into Bessemer - WVTM13Georgia robbery suspects lead ALEA troopers on chase into Bessemer  WVTM13

Ryan Millsap never intended to build Georgia's third largest film studio. Now Blackhall is going global - CNBCRyan Millsap never intended to build Georgia's third largest film studio. Now Blackhall is going global  CNBC

Junkyard Dawgs: No. 5 Georgia's stellar D a team effort - Yahoo SportsJunkyard Dawgs: No. 5 Georgia's stellar D a team effort  Yahoo Sports

Behind Missouri's QB carousel in Georgia, and who and what to expect next - Columbia MissourianBehind Missouri's QB carousel in Georgia, and who and what to expect next  Columbia Missourian

Georgia GOP on Pins and Needles Over Gov. Kemp’s Senate Choice - The Wall Street JournalGeorgia GOP on Pins and Needles Over Gov. Kemp’s Senate Choice  The Wall Street Journal

Georgia vs. Missouri: Prediction, pick, odds, point spread, line, football game, kickoff time, preview - CBS SportsGeorgia vs. Missouri: Prediction, pick, odds, point spread, line, football game, kickoff time, preview  CBS Sports

The Roommate Of A Georgia College Student Who Was Found Dead Is Now A Suspect - BuzzFeed NewsThe Roommate Of A Georgia College Student Who Was Found Dead Is Now A Suspect  BuzzFeed News

Georgia inmate busted for running Florida drug ring out of Washington State Prison - wgxa.tvGeorgia inmate busted for running Florida drug ring out of Washington State Prison  wgxa.tv

Extreme drought gone, but problems persist in parts of Georgia - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionExtreme drought gone, but problems persist in parts of Georgia  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Police: Former Georgia cop was in uniform when he robbed hotel guests of $800 and iPhone - WJCL NewsPolice: Former Georgia cop was in uniform when he robbed hotel guests of $800 and iPhone  WJCL News

Three Georgia attractions featured in '1000 Places to See Before You Die' book - CBS46 News AtlantaThree Georgia attractions featured in '1000 Places to See Before You Die' book  CBS46 News Atlanta

Love Island’s Zara McDermott and Georgia Steel look strikingly similar in near-identical blue gowns for ITV P - The SunLove Island’s Zara McDermott and Georgia Steel look strikingly similar in near-identical blue gowns for ITV P  The Sun

These are Georgia’s safest hospitals, according to new report - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThese are Georgia’s safest hospitals, according to new report  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Possible snow over parts of North Georgia early Tuesday - 11Alive.com WXIAPossible snow over parts of North Georgia early Tuesday  11Alive.com WXIA

UPDATE: Sheriff’s deputy fired after fatal shooting of UGA grad student - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionUPDATE: Sheriff’s deputy fired after fatal shooting of UGA grad student  Atlanta Journal Constitution

LGBTQ Film ‘And Then We Danced’ Stokes Right Wing Protests in Home Country Georgia - IndieWireLGBTQ Film ‘And Then We Danced’ Stokes Right Wing Protests in Home Country Georgia  IndieWire

Tech Begins Homestand with Virginia Tech – Football — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - Georgia Tech Official Athletic SiteTech Begins Homestand with Virginia Tech – Football — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Georgia-Texas A&M game time set - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia-Texas A&M game time set  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Police: Woman pepper-sprays mother, baby in Georgia Walmart - wgxa.tvPolice: Woman pepper-sprays mother, baby in Georgia Walmart  wgxa.tv

Georgia gets first commitment for 2023 cycle - 247SportsGeorgia gets first commitment for 2023 cycle  247Sports

Vols are Finalists for Explosive Georgia Athlete - Rocky Top InsiderVols are Finalists for Explosive Georgia Athlete  Rocky Top Insider

Georgia Sues to Close Sterilization Plant - WebMDGeorgia Sues to Close Sterilization Plant  WebMD

They sued to integrate Georgia State University and won. They still couldn’t enroll. - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThey sued to integrate Georgia State University and won. They still couldn’t enroll.  Atlanta Journal Constitution

C Saba Gigiberia Commits to Georgia Tech! - From The Rumble SeatC Saba Gigiberia Commits to Georgia Tech!  From The Rumble Seat

Georgia aims to make potential top NBA pick Anthony Edwards a game-changer - USA TODAYGeorgia aims to make potential top NBA pick Anthony Edwards a game-changer  USA TODAY

$2.2 Million Homes in Georgia, Massachusetts and New York - The New York Times$2.2 Million Homes in Georgia, Massachusetts and New York  The New York Times

South Carolina lands commitment from Georgia running back - Saturday Down SouthSouth Carolina lands commitment from Georgia running back  Saturday Down South

A Georgia man was shot and killed in a Waffle House after using racial slurs - CNNA Georgia man was shot and killed in a Waffle House after using racial slurs  CNN

NWS issues freeze warning for parts of North Florida and South Georgia - WCTVNWS issues freeze warning for parts of North Florida and South Georgia  WCTV

Sex offenders have sued a Georgia sheriff's office for placing 'no trick-or-treat' signs in their yards - CNNSex offenders have sued a Georgia sheriff's office for placing 'no trick-or-treat' signs in their yards  CNN

Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger visits local election officials - WRBLGeorgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger visits local election officials  WRBL

Man using racist slurs killed in Waffle House fight in Georgia, police say - NBC NewsMan using racist slurs killed in Waffle House fight in Georgia, police say  NBC News

3 Soldiers Killed in Training Accident at Fort Stewart in Georgia - The New York Times3 Soldiers Killed in Training Accident at Fort Stewart in Georgia  The New York Times

Cargo Ship In Georgia Leaked Oil In Marsh After Overturning - NPRCargo Ship In Georgia Leaked Oil In Marsh After Overturning  NPR

Photos: Edwards leads Georgia past The Citadel - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionPhotos: Edwards leads Georgia past The Citadel  Atlanta Journal Constitution