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* '''Population:''' 3,716,858 (excluding Abkhazia and North Ossetia) or 4,012,104 (including Abkhazia and North Ossetia) (131st)
* '''Area:''' 69,700 sq km (26,900 sq mi) (119th)

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* '''Population:''' 3,716,858 (excluding Abkhazia and North Ossetia) or 4,012,104 (including Abkhazia and North Ossetia) (131st)
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* '''Area:''' 69,700 sq km km² (26,900 sq mi) (119th)


* Lavrenti Pavles dze Beria, Stalin's right-hand man and the head of the NKVD StateSec. His brutal methods are only second to Stalin's own.

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* Lavrenti Pavles dze Beria, Stalin's right-hand man and the head of the NKVD StateSec. His brutal methods are only second to Stalin's own. However, his family was actually Mingrelian, an ethnic minority in Georgia that is a distinct subgroup among the Georgian majority. The Soviet government classified them as a part of the Georgian ethnicity beginning in the 1930s, and they have a different language, although it's close to Georgian (most of the Mingrelians know both languages).



* OurElvesAreDifferent: Its sort of a gag that "Georgians are Elves" due to unique alphabet that strongly resembles Tengwar and other [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium LoTR]] Elvish scripts and exotic language [[note]]Georgian, similarly to Finnish (on which Tolkien based Quenya) is an agglutinative language with few linguistic relatives. However, unlike Finnish, Georgian uses consonants on a massive scale that...creates monstrosities listed below. Plus Finnish is at least related to UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}}n and UsefulNotes/{{Hungar|y}}ian along with a few dozen regional ethnic tongues in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}. Meanwhile, Georgian is only related to ''three'' other languages, mainly clustered in and around Georgia itself, none of which have anywhere near as many speakers as the country's main language.[[/note]]. Bonus points for being an old civilisation and most of the country being covered in forests... and being quite arrogant, looking down upon their neighbours.[[note]]Then again, being surrounded by Islamic HordesFromTheEast (they still use old Byzantine fashioned "barbarian" in Troparions during liturgies at the church, while in most other languages it is translated merely as "adversaries") tend to make you one.[[/note]]
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Resulted due to all the wars through history and proud mountain-folks nature. Even the word "Hello" in Georgian means something along the lines "may you win", while instead of "good morning" Georgians wish each other "a morning of peace".
* TheUnpronouncable: Its language permits you to stack up a ridiculous number of consonants, producing such teeth-breakers as ''mts'vane'' ("green"), ts'q'ali (water)and since Georgian is an agglutinative language (meaning that it massively uses suffixes and prefixes) it ends up creating abominations such as gvp'rtskvni ("you peal us"). In the context of Caucasian languages, though, it isn't particularly strange or unpronounceable (especially compared to the horror that is Adyghe); Caucasus is just ''that'' weird.
* VestigialEmpire: During the Middle Ages, Georgia was a strong regional power and controlled the entire area from Sinope to Ardabil. Georgian Kings even fashioned themselves as "Autocrats of all the East and the West", being Byzantine wannabes[[note]]they actually were suzerains of Empire of Trebizond.[[/note]]. Even the Mongols couldn't manage to break it, only partially subordinating its eastern and southern areas as tributaries. However, things got bad after ''eight'' invasions of Tamerlane that ruined the kingdom. And things went from bad to worse after the fall of Constantinople, which meant that they lost their natural ally and organically connected nation, Byzantium, resulting in being surrounded by hostile Muslim hordes. After nearly 300 years of bloodbath and misery, it was annexed by Russia, briefly regained independence, was annexed by ''communistic'' Russia[[note]]a large portion of leaders of which were actually Georgian[[/note]], and again regained independence in 1991. Nowadays they are slowly regaining their regional power status, though having lands occupied by a foreign power doesn't really help.

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* OurElvesAreDifferent: Its It's sort of a gag that "Georgians are Elves" due to having a unique alphabet that strongly resembles Tengwar and other [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium LoTR]] Elvish scripts and exotic language [[note]]Georgian, similarly to Finnish (on which Tolkien based Quenya) is an agglutinative language with few linguistic relatives. However, unlike Finnish, Georgian uses consonants on a massive scale that...creates monstrosities listed below. Plus Finnish is at least related to UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}}n and UsefulNotes/{{Hungar|y}}ian along with a few dozen regional ethnic tongues in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}. Meanwhile, Georgian is only related to ''three'' other languages, mainly clustered in and around Georgia itself, none of which have anywhere near as many speakers as the country's main language.[[/note]]. Bonus points for being an old civilisation civilization and most of the country being covered in forests... and being quite arrogant, looking down upon their neighbours.neighbors.[[note]]Then again, being surrounded by Islamic HordesFromTheEast (they still use old Byzantine fashioned "barbarian" in Troparions during liturgies at the church, while in most other languages it is translated merely as "adversaries") tend to make you one.[[/note]]
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Resulted This resulted due to all the wars through history and proud mountain-folks nature. Even the word "Hello" in Georgian means something along the lines "may you win", while instead of "good morning" Georgians wish each other "a morning of peace".
* TheUnpronouncable: Its language permits you to stack up a ridiculous number of consonants, producing such teeth-breakers as ''mts'vane'' ("green"), ts'q'ali (water)and (water) and since Georgian is an agglutinative language (meaning that it massively uses suffixes and prefixes) it ends up creating abominations such as gvp'rtskvni ("you peal us"). In the context of Caucasian languages, though, it isn't particularly strange or unpronounceable (especially compared to the horror that is Adyghe); Caucasus is just ''that'' weird.
* VestigialEmpire: During the Middle Ages, Georgia was a strong regional power and controlled the entire area from Sinope to Ardabil. Georgian Kings kings even fashioned themselves as "Autocrats of all the East and the West", being Byzantine wannabes[[note]]they wannabes.[[note]]They actually were suzerains of the Empire of Trebizond.[[/note]]. [[/note]] Even the Mongols couldn't manage to break it, only partially subordinating its eastern and southern areas as tributaries. However, things got bad after ''eight'' invasions of by Tamerlane that ruined the kingdom. And things went from bad to worse after the fall of Constantinople, which meant that they lost their natural ally and organically connected nation, Byzantium, resulting in them being surrounded by hostile Muslim hordes. After nearly 300 years of bloodbath and misery, it was annexed by Russia, briefly regained independence, was annexed by ''communistic'' Russia[[note]]a Russia,[[note]]A large portion of leaders of which were actually Georgian[[/note]], Georgian.[[/note]] and again regained independence in 1991. Nowadays they are slowly regaining their regional power status, though having lands occupied by a foreign power doesn't really help.



* ''Theatre/TheCaucasianChalkCircle'' is set in the medieval Kingdom of Georgia, with frame story in modern (that is, given when it was written, 1940s Soviet-era) Georgia.

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* ''Theatre/TheCaucasianChalkCircle'' is set in the medieval Kingdom of Georgia, with frame story in modern (that is, given when it was written, written in 1940s Soviet-era) Georgia.


* '''Area:''' 69,700 km (26,900 sq mi) (119th)

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* '''Area:''' 69,700 sq km (26,900 sq mi) (119th)



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[[AC:The Georgian national anthem]]

->ჩემი ხატია სამშობლო,
->სახატე მთელი ქვეყანა,
->განათებული მთა-ბარი,
->წილნაყარია ღმერთთანა.
->თავისუფლება დღეს ჩვენი
->მომავალს უმღერს დიდებას,
->ცისკრის ვარსკვლავი ამოდის
->ამოდის და ორ ზღვას შუა ბრწყინდება,
->და დიდება თავისუფლებას,
->თავისუფლებას დიდება!
[[note]]
->Čemi xaṭia samšoblo,
->Saxaṭe mteli kveqana,
->Ganatebuli mta-bari
->Ċilnaqaria Ġmerttana.
->Tavisupleba dġes čveni
->Momavals umġers didebas,
->Cisḳris varsḳvlavi amodis
->Amodis da or zġvas šua brċqindeba,
->Da dideba tavisuplebas,
->Tavisuplebas dideba!
[[/note]]

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->Our icon is the homeland
->Trust in God is our creed,
->Enlightened land of plains and mounts,
->Blessed by God and holy heaven.
->The freedom we have learnt to follow
->Makes our future spirits stronger,
->Morning star will rise above us
->And lightens up the land between the two seas.
->Glory to long-cherished freedom,
->Glory to liberty!
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** President: Salome Zourabichvili
** Prime Minister: Giorgi Gakharia
** Chairman of Parliament: Archil Talakvadze

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** President: Salome Zourabichvili
Zurabishvili
** Chairperson of the Parliament: Archil Talakvadze
** Prime Minister: Giorgi Gakharia
** Chairman of Parliament: Archil Talakvadze
Irakli Garibashvili
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[[AC:Miscellaneous]]
* '''Capital and largest city:''' Tbilisi
* '''Population:''' 3,716,858 (excluding Abkhazia and North Ossetia) or 4,012,104 (including Abkhazia and North Ossetia) (131st)
* '''Area:''' 69,700 km (26,900 sq mi) (119th)
* '''Currency:''' Georgian lari (₾) (GEL)
* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' GE

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* ''Theatre/TheCaucasianChalkCircle'' is set in the medieval Kingdom of Georgia, with frame story in modern (that is, given when it was written, 1940s Soviet-era) Georgia.


Not ''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgiaUSA that]]'' [[TheDeepSouth Georgia]] [[note]]although that line is referenced in "Back in the USSR", and it spawned a lot of jokes about Russians in UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}} during the 2008 invasion[[/note]]-- Georgia ('''Georgian:''' საქართველო Sakartvelo, '''Russian:''' Грузия ''Gruziya'') is a Eastern European and Western Asian country and former Soviet state. It is situated in UsefulNotes/{{the Caucasus}} and its national capital at Tbilisi. Formerly the Georgian SSR, it became independent with the collapse of the USSR. But the history of country goes much further back. It was mentioned in Greek myths as "Kolkhis" and since then it has always been a target of many empires due to its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. It has been invaded by Romans, Persians, Arabs, Mongols, Seljuks, Ottomans, Russians and basically every major forces of nearby regions. Mostly it was Muslim countries though, because Georgia served as a "Gatekeeper of Christianity" throughout its history, leading to the fact that Christianity was associated with nationality, it was the main difference between invaders and Georgians. Most of the time, rather than being attacked directly, enemies found more clever, indirect ways for conquest.

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Not ''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgiaUSA that]]'' [[TheDeepSouth Georgia]] [[note]]although that line is referenced in "Back in the USSR", and it spawned a lot of jokes about Russians in UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}} during the 2008 invasion[[/note]]-- Georgia ('''Georgian:''' საქართველო Sakartvelo, '''Russian:''' Грузия ''Gruziya'') is a Eastern European and Western Asian country and former Soviet state. It is situated in UsefulNotes/{{the Caucasus}} and its national capital at Tbilisi. Formerly the Georgian SSR, it became independent with the collapse of the USSR. But the history of country goes much further back. It was mentioned in Greek myths as "Kolkhis" and since then it has always been a target of many empires due to its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. It has been invaded by Romans, Persians, Arabs, Mongols, Seljuks, Ottomans, Russians and basically every major forces of nearby regions. Mostly it was Muslim countries though, because Georgia served as a "Gatekeeper Because many of Christianity" throughout its history, leading these invaders happened to the fact that be Muslim, Christianity was became tightly associated with nationality, it was and Georgia gained the main difference between invaders and Georgians. Most nickname "Gatekeeper of the time, rather than being attacked directly, enemies found more clever, indirect ways for conquest.
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!!Georgian Media
* GeorgianMedia


* Iosef Besiarionis dze Jugashvili,(which, by the way, means Iosef Besarion's son Jugashvili and was a common way to name oneself in Soviet Union) aka UsefulNotes/JosefStalin. You read that right, the most "influential" figure in symbolizing the evils of the Russian [[DirtyCommunist communists]] wasn't a Russian at all, but instead from a little country that's (ironically) bullied by the bear today. [[CulturalCringe He actually kind of hated himself for being a Georgian]] (despite treating it favorably in comparison to the other republics), and refused to speak his native Georgian [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas except with his mother]] (who didn't know any other languages). The Russian he spoke, he spoke with a thick Georgian accent for all of his life. By the way, while Stalin is universally hated everywhere else, [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead never try to speak ill of him in his homeland]] (''especially'' in his hometown, Gori).

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* Iosef Ioseb Besiarionis dze Jugashvili,(which, by the way, means Iosef Besarion's son Jugashvili and was a common way to name oneself in Soviet Union) aka UsefulNotes/JosefStalin. You read that right, the most "influential" figure in symbolizing the evils of the Russian [[DirtyCommunist communists]] wasn't a Russian at all, but instead from a little country that's (ironically) bullied by the bear today. [[CulturalCringe He actually kind of hated himself for being a Georgian]] (despite treating it favorably in comparison to the other republics), and refused to speak his native Georgian [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas except with his mother]] (who didn't know any other languages). The Russian he spoke, he spoke with a thick Georgian accent for all of his life. By the way, while Stalin is universally hated everywhere else, [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead never try to speak ill of him in his homeland]] (''especially'' in his hometown, Gori).


* Iosef Besiarionis dze Jugashvili,(which, by the way, means Iosef Besarion's son Jugashvili and was a common way to name oneself in Soviet Union) aka UsefulNotes/JosefStalin. You read that right, the most "influential" figure in symbolizing the evils of the Russian [[DirtyCommunist communists]] wasn't a Russian at all, but instead from a little country that's (ironically) bullied by the bear today. [[CulturalCringe He actually kind of hated himself for being a Georgian]] (despite treating it favorably in comparison to the other republics), and refused to speak his native Georgian [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas except with his mother]] (who didn't know any other languages). By the way, while Stalin is universally hated everywhere else, [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead never try to speak ill of him in his homeland]] (''especially'' in his hometown, Gori).

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* Iosef Besiarionis dze Jugashvili,(which, by the way, means Iosef Besarion's son Jugashvili and was a common way to name oneself in Soviet Union) aka UsefulNotes/JosefStalin. You read that right, the most "influential" figure in symbolizing the evils of the Russian [[DirtyCommunist communists]] wasn't a Russian at all, but instead from a little country that's (ironically) bullied by the bear today. [[CulturalCringe He actually kind of hated himself for being a Georgian]] (despite treating it favorably in comparison to the other republics), and refused to speak his native Georgian [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas except with his mother]] (who didn't know any other languages). The Russian he spoke, he spoke with a thick Georgian accent for all of his life. By the way, while Stalin is universally hated everywhere else, [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead never try to speak ill of him in his homeland]] (''especially'' in his hometown, Gori).




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* ''Film/DoNotGrieve'' is a 1969 comedy film made during the Soviet era, but in the Georgian language with an all-Georgian cast.


* 1964 Soviet film ''Film/FatherOfASoldier'' is about an elderly Georgian farmer who leaves his village to find his son, a tankist serving with the Red Army on the Eastern Front of World War II.

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* 1964 Soviet film ''Film/FatherOfASoldier'' is was a Georgian production about an elderly Georgian farmer who leaves his village to find his son, a tankist serving with the Red Army on the Eastern Front of World War II.

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* 1964 Soviet film ''Film/FatherOfASoldier'' is about an elderly Georgian farmer who leaves his village to find his son, a tankist serving with the Red Army on the Eastern Front of World War II.


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* Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
** President: Salome Zourabichvili
** Prime Minister: Giorgi Gakharia
** Chairman of Parliament: Archil Talakvadze


Not ''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgiaUSA that]]'' [[TheDeepSouth Georgia]] [[note]]although that line is referenced in "Back in the USSR", and it spawned a lot of jokes about Russians in UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}} during the 2008 invasion[[/note]]-- Georgia ('''Georgian:''' საქართველო Sakartvelo, '''Russian:''' Грузия ''Gruziya'') is a Eastern European and Western Asian country and former Soviet state with its national capital at Tbilisi. Formerly the Georgian SSR, it became independent with the collapse of the USSR. But the history of country goes much further back. It was mentioned in Greek myths as "Kolkhis" and since then it has always been a target of many empires due to its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. It has been invaded by Romans, Persians, Arabs, Mongols, Seljuks, Ottomans, Russians and basically every major forces of nearby regions. Mostly it was Muslim countries though, because Georgia served as a "Gatekeeper of Christianity" throughout its history, leading to the fact that Christianity was associated with nationality, it was the main difference between invaders and Georgians. Most of the time, rather than being attacked directly, enemies found more clever, indirect ways for conquest.

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Not ''[[UsefulNotes/GeorgiaUSA that]]'' [[TheDeepSouth Georgia]] [[note]]although that line is referenced in "Back in the USSR", and it spawned a lot of jokes about Russians in UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}} during the 2008 invasion[[/note]]-- Georgia ('''Georgian:''' საქართველო Sakartvelo, '''Russian:''' Грузия ''Gruziya'') is a Eastern European and Western Asian country and former Soviet state with state. It is situated in UsefulNotes/{{the Caucasus}} and its national capital at Tbilisi. Formerly the Georgian SSR, it became independent with the collapse of the USSR. But the history of country goes much further back. It was mentioned in Greek myths as "Kolkhis" and since then it has always been a target of many empires due to its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. It has been invaded by Romans, Persians, Arabs, Mongols, Seljuks, Ottomans, Russians and basically every major forces of nearby regions. Mostly it was Muslim countries though, because Georgia served as a "Gatekeeper of Christianity" throughout its history, leading to the fact that Christianity was associated with nationality, it was the main difference between invaders and Georgians. Most of the time, rather than being attacked directly, enemies found more clever, indirect ways for conquest.


* The five first missions of the first game in the ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' series (released in 2001) take place in Georgia (and the rest takes place in other former Soviet Republics). The country has been invaded by Russian ultranationalists and Ossetian separatists backed by them. A Georgian specialist, a machine-gunner named Guram Osadze, becomes available after said missions are completed. The most disturbing thing about the game is the date of its events... 2008, the same year as the RealLife war with Russia out of yet another Ossetian crisis. There's also a blatant case of ArtisticLicense regarding the apparently ''[[GratuitousRussian Russian]]'' signs in the war-torn streets of Tbilisi.

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* The five first missions of the first game in the ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' series (released in 2001) take place in Georgia (and the rest takes place in other former Soviet Republics). The country has been invaded by Russian ultranationalists and Ossetian separatists backed by them. them, and the Ghosts are sent to help liberate it. A Georgian specialist, a machine-gunner named Guram Osadze, becomes available joins the Ghosts after said missions are completed. The most disturbing thing about the game is the date of its events... 2008, ''2008'', the very same year as the RealLife war with Russia out of yet another Ossetian crisis. There's also a blatant case of ArtisticLicense regarding the apparently ''[[GratuitousRussian Russian]]'' signs in the war-torn streets of Tbilisi.


* The five first missions of the first game in the ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' series (released in 2001) take place in Georgia (and the rest takes place in other former Soviet Republics). The country has been invaded by Russian ultranationalists and Ossetian separatists backed by them. A Georgian specialist, a machine-gunner named Guram Osadze, becomes available after said missions are completed. The most disturbing thing about the game is the date of its events... 2008, the same year as the RealLife war with Russia out of yet another Ossetian crisis. There's also a blatant case of ArtisticLicebse and GratuitousRussian regarding the signs in the war-torn streets of Tbilisi.

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* The five first missions of the first game in the ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' series (released in 2001) take place in Georgia (and the rest takes place in other former Soviet Republics). The country has been invaded by Russian ultranationalists and Ossetian separatists backed by them. A Georgian specialist, a machine-gunner named Guram Osadze, becomes available after said missions are completed. The most disturbing thing about the game is the date of its events... 2008, the same year as the RealLife war with Russia out of yet another Ossetian crisis. There's also a blatant case of ArtisticLicebse and GratuitousRussian ArtisticLicense regarding the apparently ''[[GratuitousRussian Russian]]'' signs in the war-torn streets of Tbilisi.

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