By: Emily and Brandon

Politics in Georgia

  • The president of Georgia is Giorgi Margvelashvili.
  • Georgia is based on a democratic republic.
  • Georgians voted overwhelmingly for the restoration of independence and elected nationalist leader Zvaid Gamsakhurdia as president in 1939.
  • The Georgian political system is a presidential republic.
  • Members are elected by popular vote for a four-year term.

Economics in Georgia

  • Georgia's agricultural products are citrus, grapes, tea, and hazelnuts.
  • Georgia's industries are steel, machine tools, electrical appliances, mining, wood products, and wine.
  • The U.S. dollar equals 1.75 Georgian Lari.
  • Foreign investment and economic reform has driven growth.
  • Georgia's economy has revolved around Black Sea tourism.

Social Demographics in Georgia

  • The most used language is Georgian.
  • About 83% of people in Georgia are Christian.
  • The population is about 4,935,880.
  • The population density in Georgia is 183.4/ square miles.
  • The time zone is GET.

History of Georgia

  • Georgia gained independence from the Soviet Union on April 9, 1991.
  • South Ossetia was the focus of a full-blown war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. In the aftermath, it declared independence from Georgia and was recognized by Russia, although only a few other countries followed suit.
  • In August 2008 Georgia's efforts to regain control of the area suffered a crippling blow when Russia defeated a Georgian incursion into South Ossetia in a bloody five-day conflict.
  • Over the centuries, Georgia was the object of rivalry between Persia, Turkey, and Russia.
  • Georgia joined Azerbaijan and Armenia in 1917 to establish the anti-Bolshevik Transcaucasian Federation

Georgia's Location

  • Georgia is in Southwestern Asia near the Black Sea.
  • The capital is Tbilisi.
  • Georgia covers 26,911 square miles.
  • Georgia is separated from Russia by the Caucasus Mountains.
  • Georgia is slightly smaller than the state of South Carolina.

Pictures of Georgia

What is the current relationship between Georgia and the United States of America?

The United States of America has a very good relations with Georgia since it broke apart from the Soviet Union in 1991. They helped in Iraq being the third most troop provider. Georgia moved into the Euro-Atlantic institution. To strengthen its ties to Europe and America. The US is committed to help Georgia strengthen its European tie.

How was Georgia shaped/influenced by its proximity or interaction with the Mesopotamian region?

Because of Georgia's location, early influences on Georgian art included that of the Mesopotamians. Persian culture made a huge impact on Georgia and it's peoples. Parts of Georgia were part of the Persian Empire.