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Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Sakartvelo
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  • Georgia (Georgian: საქართველო, translit. sakartvelo) is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometers and its 2017 population is about 3.718 million. Georgia is a unitary, semi-presidential republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.

    Geographical type: Territory

    Latitude: 42° N — Longitude: 43.5° E

    Area: 69,700 km²

    ISO 3166-2 code: GE

    Measures of Freedom

    Georgia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2022
    2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 64, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
    Rule of law conditions in Georgia showed signs of improvement in 2015, with a landmark Constitutional Court decision in September against the power of prosecutors to extend pretrial detentions past the constitutionally mandated nine-month limit. However, a number of other developments called into question the strength of the country's democratic institutions.
    Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
    2019: 8.2, Rank: 40, Personal Freedom: 8.15, Economic Freedom: 8.26
    Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
    2014: 7.98, Rank: 5


    I Resign From the Mont Pelerin Society, by Paul Craig Roberts, 21 Aug 2008
    Explains Roberts' rationale for resigning from the Mont Pelerin Society, prompted in particular by events in South Ossetia
    South Ossetia has been autonomous since the early 1990s from which date Russian and Georgian peacekeepers have been [there]. The US puppet president of Georgia attacked S. Ossetian civilians with his American and Israeli trained and equipped army, killing about 2,000 and driving 30,000 into Russia, and the Georgian peacekeepers turned their weapons upon the Russian peacekeepers. The American puppet, installed by the neocon National Endowment for Democracy, committed this war crime ... to ethnically cleanse S. Ossetia of Russians and to end the separatist movement in order to smooth Georgia's entrance into NATO.
    Related Topics: Mont Pelerin Society, War
    It Came From Washington: A Criminally Insane Government, by Paul Craig Roberts, 1 Jul 2012
    Examines U.S. government adversarial actions towards Russia and China through NATO, in the Middle East and in the Pacific
    The process of surrounding Russia with military bases continued unabated ... with various 'color revolutions' ... Washington even attempted to install a Washington-controlled government in Ukraine and did succeed in this effort in former Soviet Georgia, the birthplace of Joseph Stalin. The President of Georgia, a country located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, is a Washington puppet. Recently, he announced that former Soviet Georgia is on schedule to become a NATO member in 2014. ... What is the purpose of Georgia being a NATO member except to give Washington a military base on the Russian underbelly?
    War in Georgia Shows U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Bust, by Sheldon Richman, 15 Aug 2008
    Examines how NATO and the U.S. implicitly encouraged the Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to suppress secessionists in South Ossetia
    Georgia has been angling for membership in NATO for years. President Mikheil Saakashvili's Russian policy was nothing short of a pro-American in-your-face policy strategy. The Bush administration encouraged it by training and equipping the Georgian military. All of this stirred Russian suspicions about U.S. objectives in its "backyard." In return, Georgia sent troops to assist in America's misguided mission in Iraq ... The immediate cause of the recent clash was Georgia's violent move to put down separatist activity in South Ossetia, one of two break-away areas with sympathies toward Russia.
    Related Topic: Russia


    The Libertarian Student Movement, by Wolf von Laer, Aaron Ross Powell (host), Caleb Brown (host), Free Thoughts, 17 Feb 2017
    Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
    Wolf von Laer: ... Georgia, the country, is also very strong. And I was blown away by that when I read a report. So each time, when they organize something, they write an after-action report. And they wrote 15 pages. They had 500 people there for a one-day event. They have been on a campus tour before to tell other people about it. They have been on television before this talking about the event. They had Subway there, Coca-Cola, all kinds of corporate sponsors there. And they raised all their own money for this event, so we didn't have to pay one dollar of the money that we are raising here in the United States and also abroad.

    The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Georgia (country)" as of 24 Jul 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.