This unique guide produced by the Department of Defense provides comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Georgia, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.
CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Introduction * Climate * Rivers/Bodies of Water * Autonomous Republics and Disputed Regions * Major Cities (& Population) * Environmental Issues * Natural Hazards * CHAPTER 2: HISTORY * Introduction * 20th Century * Recent Events * CHAPTER 3: ECONOMY * Introduction * Agriculture * Industry and Service Sectors * Natural Resources * Banking and Finance * Standard of Living * Employment Trends * Public vs. Private Sector * Outlook * CHAPTER 4: SOCIETY * Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Languages * Religion * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * Gender Issues * Arts * Sports and Recreation * CHAPTER 5: SECURITY * Introduction * U.S.-Georgia Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Military * Issues Affecting Stability * Looking Forward * CHAPTER 1: PROFILE * Introduction * Geography * History * Government * Media * Economy * Ethnic Groups and Languages * CHAPTER 2: RELIGION * Overview * Major Religions * Role of Religion in Government * Religion in Daily Life * Religious Holidays * Buildings of Worship * Behavior in Places of Worship * CHAPTER 3: TRADITIONS * Introduction * Formulaic Codes of Politeness * Hospitality and Gift Giving * Eating Customs * Dress Codes * Non-religious Celebrations * Dos and Don'ts * CHAPTER 4: URBAN LIFE * Urbanization * Urban Work Issues * Daily Urban Life * Urban Health Care * Education * Public Places * Urban Traffic and Transportation * Street Crime * CHAPTER 5: RURAL LIFE * Introduction * Land Ownership * Ethnic Distribution * Rural Economy * Rural Transportation * Health and Education * Daily Life in the Countryside * Who's in Charge * Border Crossings and Checkpoints * Landmines * CHAPTER 6: FAMILY LIFE * Typical Household and Family Structure * Family Responsibilities and the Status of Women * Marriage, Divorce, and Birth * Family Events * Naming Conventions * FINAL ASSESSMENTS * FURTHER READING * FOOTNOTES
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