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Hetalia OC- Georgia by Karma-Maple Hetalia OC- Georgia by Karma-Maple
Since someone had something against her light skin, I had to darken Georgia's skin color.

Finally, its taken so long but I've finally done my own Georgia.
Not the U.S. State Georgia, the actual country of Georgia.

A country so full of wonderful history and its own cultural personality that I needed to take my time to make a representation of it.
Hopefully I did well, if there are any issues, be sure to let me know.

Country Information
Official Country Name: საქართველო/Sakartvelo (Republic of Georgia)
Capital: Tbilisi (Official Capital ) and Kutaisi (Legislative Capital and 2nd Largest City)
Largest City: Tbilisi
Languages: Her main language is of course Georgian but she can speak Russian, Armenian, and Azerbaijani slightly.
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current Leader: President Mikheil Saakashvili

Human Information
Human Name: Ketevan Berishvil
Age Appearance: Twenty years of age
Gender: Female
Birthday: May 26th (Independence Day in memory of her independence from the Russian Empire back in 1918, though even after being ruled over again, she has kept it as her birthday)

About Them
Personality: Georgia can be a rather calm girl despite all she's witnessed, although she can and will hold grudges against others. Besides that, she can be rather quiet. Like anyone, she can have a bit of temper although it being a little bit more easily controlled.
Likes: Cooking (Especially Khinkali, the Georgian take on Dumpling),  Like most of the other countries she has a big love of football, Music, and Art.
Dislikes: Anyone bringing up Russia, Soviet Union, Russian Empire, or Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Being mistaken as the American state of the same name.
Fears: Being forced under someone's rule again.
Extras: N/A

Physical Attributes
Hair: Short Dark Brown falling barely at her shoulders.
Eyes: Dark Brown
Outfit (Casual): A short sleeve button up forest green shirt with a tan undershirt with the sleeves rolled up, light tan jeans, and dark boots.
Outfit (Military): A dark green bulletproof vest over a camouflage shirt with rolled up sleeves, camouflage pants, and dark brown army boots.
Outfit (Other[s]):  A tan work suit with matching skirt and heels for World Meetings.
Tattoos: N/A
Piercings: N/A
Jewelry: N/A
Anything on your body that represents something in your country?:
* Her Dark brown hair and eyes are meant to represent how most Georgians often have those as hair and eye colors.
* Wears a silver cross under her shirt which represents Eastern Orthodox Christianity religion.

Family and Foreign Relationships
Ancestor: Caucasian Iberia (Not the Iberian Peninsula located where Spain and Portugal are, Georgia's parent was too called Iberia, but was know as Caucasian Iberia.)
Family: Armenia
Friends: Azerbaijan (The best friend she will defend the most. "Whoever opposes Azerbaijan or Georgia is an enemy of both our countries."), Ukraine (One of Georgia's longtime friends, the two have actually known each other since the Middle Ages and their relationship has grown better as they consider each other as strategic partners.), and Poland (Another longtime friend, their friendship has existed since the 15th Century. They've been long time friends, despite short-lived alliances. But even then thet've supported each other through thick and thin.)
Dislikes: Russia (He was formerly one of Georgia's closest friends until 2008 when Georgia broke diplomatic relations with Russia.), Abkhazia and South Ossetia (She won't ever speak of these two)
Pets: A European hamster named Grigol
Potential Love Interest(s): Poland (Their long time friendship and history together could in a way make them seem like a couple.)
Foreign Relationships: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Israel, Japan, Russia, Tueky, Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, and Vanuatu

Brief History
Past Caretakers: Turkey, Mongolia, Persia, and Russia
History: Georgia came into existence in the Early Medieval times as the Principate of Iberia after the fall of Caucasian Iberia to the Byzantine and Persian empires.
She spent her most of her early days under the rules of multiple countries.
This time was most important to her as she would see the final formation of the Georgian Christian church and the first flourishing of her own native language.

Georgia soon became the Kingdom of Georgia by 1008 AD and would last until she would fall to the hands of both Turkey and Mongolia in 1490 AD.
The time between 1008 to 1490 would be considered her Golden Age.
She would be split into three small kingdoms; Kartli, Kakheti and Imereti which all would later last until 1929.

She might not have been active after her own fall, but she was a constant battleground for the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Persia.
Her leaders would try to rebel against those who threatened them but ended up surrendering in their own defeat.
By the 17th Century, the nearby Russia had gained an interest in her people's many fights against those who ruled over her. Since Russia was a Christian state like Georgia, her people would increasingly seek Russia for help.
Russia would later help her drive off her controllers which would cause her to become reunified, but it once again cost her the independence she had strived for as she had been annexed to the Russian Empire.

Georgia would be under the Russian Empire for the next one hundred and seventeen years.
Russian rule would offer Georgia's people peace and security from any attack but it would also often be heavy-handed and insensitive to the locals' feelings.
By the late 19th century, discontent with the Russian authorities would lead to a growing national movement. The Russian era would bring unprecedented social and economic change to Georgia herself.
Both peasants and workers would find expression for their discontent through revolts and strikes, which would later result in the revolution of 1905.

Georgia would finally win her independence, not from her people's help, but rather from the collapse of the Russian Empire in World War I.

By 1918 Georgia would become the Democratic Republic of Georgia, what would later be named as the first modern establishment of the Republic of Georgia which was immediately recognized by Germany and the Ottoman Empire.
But once again, trouble would start.
Her relations with her neighbors were very uneasy.
Territorial disputes with Armenia, the White Russian government and Azerbaijan led to armed conflicts.
Other countries tried to calm the situation by thus guarding the new countries by guarding.
Fearing the threat of Russia invading would then bring Georgia and Azerbaijan together in a defense alliance in 1919.

1920 was marked by increasing threats from the Russia. With the defeat of the White movement and the Red Armies' advance to the Caucasus frontiers, her situation became extremely tense. In January, the Soviet leadership offered Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan an alliance against the White armies in South Russia and the Caucasus.
She and her Government both refused to enter any military alliance, referring to her own policy of neutrality and noninterference, but suggested negotiations towards a political settlement of the relations between the two in the hope that this might lead to recognition of Georgia's full independence.
In April 1920, the 11th Red Army established a Soviet regime in the neighboring Azerbaijan, and the Georgian Bolshevik Grigoriy Ordzhonikidze requested permission from Moscow to advance into Georgia.
Georgia's government began their mobilization.
In the meantime, in response to Georgia's alleged provision of assistance to the Azeri nationalist rebellion, Soviet forces attempted to penetrate Georgia's territory, but were repelled by brief border clashes at the Red Bridge. Within a few days, peace talks resumed in Moscow. Under the terms of the controversial Moscow Peace Treaty of May 7th, Georgian independence was recognized in return for the legalization of Bolshevik organizations and a commitment not to allow foreign troops on Georgia's soil.
After being refused entry into the League of Nations on December 16th, 1920, Georgia gained de jure recognition from the Allies on January 27th, 1921. This, however, did not prevent her  from being attacked by Soviet Russia a month later.
After Azerbaijan and Armenia had been Sovietized by the Red Army, Georgia now found herself surrounded by hostile Soviet republics. Moreover, as England had already evacuated the Caucasus, and she was left without any foreign support from this new danger.
Relations between Georgia and the Soviet Russia quickly deteriorated over alleged violations of the peace treaty, re-arrests of Georgian Bolsheviks, obstruction of convoys passing through Georgia to Armenia, and a strong suspicion that Georgia was aiding armed rebels in the North Caucasus.
For its part, Georgia accused Russiaof fomenting anti-government riots in various regions of the country, and of provoking border incidents in the Zaqatala region, disputed with the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. The Lorri “neutral zone” was another challenge, as Soviet Armenia categorically demanded that Georgia withdraw the troops that had been stationed in the region since the fall of the Armenian Republic. However, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Georgia in Exile lasted until 1954 continuing to oppose Soviet rule of Georgia.

On November 28, 1917, after the October Revolution in Russia, there was a Transcaucasian Commissariat headed by Mensheviks established in the captial, Tbilisi.
The new Socialist Soviet Republic of Georgia was established on February 25th, 1921. On March 2nd of the following year the first constitution of Soviet Georgia was accepted.
From March 12th, 1922 to December 5th, 1936 she was part of the Transcaucasian SFSR together with the Armenian SSR and the Azerbaijan SSR until in 1936 when the TSFSR was dissolved. During this period she was led by Lavrentiy Beria, first secretary of the Georgian Central Committee of the Georgian Communist Party.
The Soviet Government forced Georgia to cede several of her own land to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia.

In 1936, after the TFSSR was dissolved, Georgia became the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.
By this time, World War Two had begun.
Reaching the Caucasus oilfields was one of the main objectives of the invasion of the USSR in June of 1941, but the armies of the Axis powers did not get as far as Georgia. She would contribute almost 700,000 fighters (350,000 of which were later killed in battle) to the Red Army, and was a vital source of textiles and munitions.  
As the Georgian SSR, she was briefly granted some territory until 1957.

Russia's boss' successful appeal for patriotic unity eclipsed Georgian nationalism during the war and diffused it in the years following.

The decentralization program introduced by Khrushchev in the mid-1950s was soon exploited by the Georgian Communist Party officials to build their own regional power base. A thriving pseudo-capitalist shadow economy emerged alongside the official state-owned economy. While the official growth rate of the economy of the Georgia was among the lowest in the USSR, such indicators were the highest in the all of the Union, thus making Georgia one of the most economically successful Soviet republics.
Although corruption was at a high level.
Although corruption was hardly unknown in the Soviet Union, it became so widespread and blatant in Georgia that it came to be an embarrassment to the authorities of Russia. Eduard Shevardnadze, her interior minister between 1964 and 1972, gained a reputation as a fighter of corruption and engineered the removal of Vasil Mzhavanadze, the corrupt First Secretary of the Georgian Communist Party. He was an effective and able ruler of Georgia from 1972 to 1985, improving the official economy and dismissing hundreds of corrupt officials.

Soviet power and Georgian nationalism began to clash in 1978 when Russia ordered revision of the constitutional status of the Georgian language as Georgia's official state language. Bowing to pressure from mass street demonstrations on April 14th, 1978, Moscow approved Shevardnadze's reinstatement of the constitutional guarantee the same year.
April 14th would later be established as a Day of the Georgian Language.
Towards the end of the late 1980s, increasingly violent clashes occurred between the authorities, the resurgent Georgian nationalist movement and nationalist movements in Georgia's minority-populated regions.
On April 9th, 1989, Soviet troops were used to break up a peaceful demonstration at the government building in Tbilisi, resulting in the deaths of twenty of Georgia's own people and hundreds more wounded.
This eventually radicalized Georgian politics, prompting many Georgians to conclude that Georgia's independence was more preferable than to continued Soviet rule.

On October 28th, 1990, democratic parliamentary elections were held, and on November 15th, she was officially renamed the "Republic of Georgia."
She would then declare independence on April 9th, 1991.
But was unrecognized by the Soviet government until its final collapse in December of 1991.
On August 24th, 1995, on the basis of the constitution of the Georgian Democratic Republic from 1921, a new Constitution of Georgia was adopted on which the country's name changed to Georgia.

Now officially free of any and all, Georgia would set out to try to better herself and her people.
After the bloody exiled of one of her first President, she was launched into a bitter civil war until 1995.
Problems had been brewing with two Georgian regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, who were both supported by Russia and had left Georgia's care.
At the same time, Eduard Shevardnadze would return to Georgia in 1992 and become the second President in 1995.

Many issues started in those few years, all eventually leading up to the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia, Russia allied with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Which led to Georgia's defeat and the recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent republics by Russia and five other countries.
This would also break the ties between Georgia and Russia.
Afterwords, Georgia would maintain that Abkhazia and South Ossetia are under Russian occupation and remain, legally, part of Georgia.
She has gained a lot of support for this position, but prefers if it were not brought up.

Base by HetaliaSlovenia
Hetalia © Hidekaz Himaruya
Georgia © MapleBeer-Shipper
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APHGeorgia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
"Dislikes: Russia (He was formerly one of Georgia's closest friends until 2008 when Georgia broke diplomatic relations with Russia. The two sometime regrets this choice.)"  Sorry to bother, but you may want to look over this fact some more, Georgians and Russians have had disdain for each other much longer than just beginning in 2008, really during the entire Soviet era there has been quite a bit of dislike for each other and they were never that close throughout their history.  Following Georgia's independence from the Soviet Union Russia made several attempts to cripple Georgia's economy by banning Georgian wine and mineral water (they did the same thing with Moldova as well) and even closing the border in 2006 to keep Georgians out (and it was never reopened), and even prevented them from travelling into Russia to see their families, Russia also made several accusations against Georgia for helping Chechnya against Russia during Russia's several wars with Chechnya.  Another thing is Russia's betrayal against Georgia several hundreds of years ago when they forged an alliance so that Russia would help protect the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, from attacks by the Persians and Turks, but when Georgia requested aid, Russia sent none, they merely waited until Tbilisi was in shambles and basically forced Georgia to become a part of the Russian Empire as they had no choice other than to be destroyed by the continued invasions by Turkey and Persia and eventually dissolved into other countries anyway.  Also I don't think there's much regret between the two countries, considering that they hate each other so much.
Karma-Maple Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I was thinking into that and was planning on cutting that part out.
Okay, its done.
Why'd I even add that to begin with??
I must've not been thinking when adding that part.
APHGeorgia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Ah, I see, it's fine we all make mistakes in our character profiles sometimes, but other than that your OC is really good!  I'm impressed since quite a few Georgia OCs I see aren't nearly as researched and tend to get the relations oh so very wrong (the amount of GeorgiaXRussia shippers is just slkdjf).
Karma-Maple Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, I've seen ones like that.
Or ones that look like Russia clones.

I mean, I had planned for Georgia on and off for months.
That and Albania which I have started to create currently.

What really annoyed me was how I was looking for Georgia and always kept getting US State Georgia.

Either way, I strive to keep my creations both unique but well researched.
APHGeorgia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Ugh that's just really bad, Georgians don't even look really Russian at all if you compare the two.  If anything Georgians look more Greek due to their past cultural ties. 

Oooh, I don't know much about Albania (well other than the now nonexistant Caucasian tribe of the same name, but those have no relation with each other) so I may have to look at your character for them if you ever decide to finish and post them.

I know, then I have to end up sifting through state-tans and seeing barely any for the country, I try to put country in the keywords but still state-tans manage to end up in the search results some how, I've found that typing in Sakartvelo helps a bit, although there tend to be less results since not everyone puts that in the description or tags.

That's a good thing, Hetalia OCs are a good way to teach people about a country or region you're interested in and learn things yourself as well as be creative and make your own designs (so long as they look at least something like the people that live there).
Karma-Maple Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was researching into her looks, I found out that most Georgians share a DNA strand similar to that of the Greeks and Italians.
Not surprising considering one its past rulers was the Byzantine Empire which from what I read was a mix of Latin (which would later lead to Italian) and Greek.
When I get bored, I research into every little fact.
APHGeorgia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
That is true, they also share these ties in part to their close contact when Georgia was split into the kingdoms of Colchis and Iberia, mostly Colchis in particular, one of the main languages of the time was Greek after all, and the Greeks did have this tendency that when their villages would get full the families would send their eldest born sons off to go find new lands and colonize them for Greece, and surely they would have hit Georgia after a short time of this trend going on.  And there is also the period of Roman rule Georgia experienced, although it was rather short.
I understand that feeling, if you just browse my journals on this account you can see that I probably have spent far too much time working on my Georgia OC. . v .;;
Karma-Maple Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, I do it a lot with the African countries I always make.
Georgia is actually my first European country oc (I got a micronation but he doesn't really count plus most of the Nordic micronations which also don't count.)
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spaceCanine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Karma-Maple Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What? oAo is it bad? Do I need to change something?
spaceCanine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No, I mean it's okay.
Just don't plan copy cat, your design is good but you might want to look into traditional Georgian clothing.
Karma-Maple Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll probably go with one of those as an alternate outfit, but she won't be wearing it all the time.

Those pretty outfits could get ruined if she did
spaceCanine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If you have to make a design base off one of those, other wise she looks to generic. There's six years of research in my Georgia OC and I actually really need to update his design.
Karma-Maple Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow....uh...I really don't know how to respond to that.

I mean, she was just created, like not even two days ago, there is a big chance she'll get changed over time. (Like most of my Hetalia ocs and even my my other fandom and original ones)

And if you ask me, I saw more Georgias looking more generic with wearing just the traditional outfit only.
Most of the ones I saw were.

Is there something wrong with a design being simple?
spaceCanine Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's fine, I just thought you'd want her to look like she's from the region a bit more.
pssst bless u for not making her look like Russia, I did that back in 2007-08 and I regret it.
Karma-Maple Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had one of my friends helping me.
She might not have been Georgian, but she's been to the country and most of the other ones before.

She also helped me develop my Sicily OC who doesn't have a hair curl or the last name "Vargas"
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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