This is a course blog for the classes on digital government and social media in the public sector" class taught by Professor Ines Mergel at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. The blog posts include comments and ideas from MPA, MAIR and EMPA students studying the use of new technologies in the public sector.
Boarders: Southeast - Azerbaijan, Southwest - Turkey, North - Russia, South - Armenia.
Geography: mountain ranges and hills comprise 80% of Georgian territory.
Capital - Tbilisi
History - In the 4th century B.C. King Parnavaz I established the first eastern Georgian state - the Kingdom of Kartli. Georgian historical chronicles date the creation of the Georgian alphabet back to King Pharnavaz I's reign. Christianity first reached Georgia in the 1st century A.D. in approximately 330 AD St. Nino of Cappadocia came to Georgia in order to spread Christianity. http://www.government.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=193##3
Recent History - Georgia was one of the first Soviet republics to take steps towards independence. This process was accelerated by the events of 9 April 1989, when Soviet Soldiers brutally crushed a peaceful rally in Tbilisi, killing 21 protestors. Currently 20% of territory of Georgia is occupied by Russian Federation. http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/13/world/europe/2008-georgia-russia-conflict/
Nona Giunasvili, the winner of the TV show "Talent of Georgia" provided very sensitive vision of August war.