This is much better written than if I did it.
Georgia became part of the Russian Empire in 1800. On May 26, 1918, shortly after the collapse of the Russian Empire and in the midst of the Russian Civil War, it declared independence and The Democratic Republic of Georgia was created.
Independence was short lived. Unable to withstand an invasion by Soviet Russia the Democratic Republic of Georgia collapsed in 1921 and a Moscow directed communist government was installed.
Georgia became part of the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (TSFSR), uniting Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. In 1936, the TSFSR was dissolved and Georgia became the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (Georgian: საქართველოს საბჭოთა სოციალისტური რესპუბლიკა).
Georgia remained a Soviet Republic until April 9, 1991, when it declared independence shortly before the collapse of the Soviet Union. The flag of independent Georgia (Georgian: საქართველოს სახელმწიფო დროშა), also known as the Five Cross Flag (Georgian: ხუთჯვრიანი დროშა) was adopted in January 2004.
Georgia About wishes all of our Georgian friends a very happy Independence Day!
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