Sakartvelos Respublika (Republic of Georgia)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The independent Georgian Social Democratic Republic was declared on 26 May 1918 and was recognized by the Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic on 7 May 1920. A rising in Mingrelia, Abkhazia and Adjaria was put down by Soviet troops. On 25 Feb. 1921 the country was renamed the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic. On 15 Dec. 1922 Georgia was merged with Armenia and Azerbaijan to form the Transcaucasian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic. In 1936 the Georgian Soviet Socialist


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Further Reading

  1. Brook, S., Claws of the Crab: Georgia and Armenia in Crisis. London. 1992Google Scholar
  2. Gachechiladze, R., The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics. London, 1995Google Scholar
  3. Lang, D. M., A Modern History of Georgia. London, 1962.—The Georgians. London. 1966Google Scholar
  4. Nasmyth, P., Georgia: a Rebel in the Caucasus. London, 1992Google Scholar
  5. Suny, R. G., The Making of the Georgian Nation. 2nd ed. Indiana Univ. Press, 1994Google Scholar

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