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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Zamir White, No. 1 running back in 2018, chooses Georgia - ESPN

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Zamir White, No. 1 running back in 2018, chooses Georgia
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In picking Georgia, White is following a path taken by top running backs from North Carolina in recent years. Former five-star prospect Keith Marshall and four-star Todd Gurley both signed with the Bulldogs in the 2012 class. Georgia's success in the ...
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Update: Fake Percocet overdoses sweep Georgia
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According to a statement issued by the Georgia Department of Public Health on June 6, overdoses have been reported in Centerville, Perry, Macon, Warner Robins and Albany. The statement notes that the drugs may be being sold on the street in other areas ...
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Mother, daughter bashed over 'cold' fried chicken in Georgia - Newshub

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Mother, daughter bashed over 'cold' fried chicken in Georgia
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A mother and daughter suffered broken bones and black eyes after being brutally attacked at their family restaurant in the US when two customers complained that their fried chicken was cold. The fight started outside the Georgia restaurant when two ...

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Georgia football: The top 5 wide receivers UGA will face this season - DawgNation

Georgia football: The top 5 wide receivers UGA will face this season
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Welcome to your one-stop shop for Georgia football news and takes every Monday through Friday. Today, we look at a vote that named Athens the best town in college football, a wide receiver who could have a breakout year for UGA and five opposing WRs ...



On the Beat: Should UGA keep lucrative nonconference games in Georgia? - DawgNation

On the Beat: Should UGA keep lucrative nonconference games in Georgia?
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Unless you count the annual Georgia Tech rivalry, for which the schools exchange travel and other small reimbursements, UGA is not scheduled to play another in-state team at any point in the future. Even Georgia Southern, five times a visitor to ...



Georgia Bans 'Covfefe' License Plates, Stopping Trump Meme Sensation - Newsweek

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Georgia Bans 'Covfefe' License Plates, Stopping Trump Meme Sensation
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"Covfefe" vanity license plates were ordered in at least 21 states earlier this month, but Georgia drivers won't be joining the trend. The Peach State recently banned the use of "covfefe" on motor vehicle tags, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported ...



Jon Ossoff: Lessons for Democrats from the Georgia election - Washington Post

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Jon Ossoff: Lessons for Democrats from the Georgia election
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Teenager Missing 13 Months Rescued From Georgia Home - HuffPost

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Teenager Missing 13 Months Rescued From Georgia Home
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Hailey Burns, who was 16 when she was abducted in 2016, was found in 31-year-old Michael Ren Wysolovski's home in Duluth, Georgia on Saturday, according to the FBI. Wysolovski has been charged with aggravated sodomy, cruelty to children, ...
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Alien pulled over in Georgia, police say - Fox News

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Alien pulled over in Georgia, police say
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Police in a Georgia town had a close encounter with a non-human life form -- well, sort of. George Gordon, a spokesman for police in Alpharetta, says that when a police officer pulled a man over Sunday on a suburban highway, a life-sized doll of a big ...
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Former Georgia DB Sanders Commings records first minor-league hit - Saturday Down South

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Former Georgia DB Sanders Commings records first minor-league hit
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Former Georgia DB Sanders Commings decided earlier this year that he was going to give up football to pursue a professional baseball career. A fifth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013, Commings appeared in two NFL games before he was waived ...

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