Man, do I ever hate Stalin! Honestly, I have no idea why my Grandma adores him.
Gori Statue Affair
Why was I toppled?
Joshua Cook Period 5
Most young Georgians hate Joseph Stalin, but people who lived during his time love him due to constant propaganda. His museum in Georgia constantly discusses mistakes of their "Most Infamous Son."
Mommy, are we going to eat today?
We ate yesterday, so not until tomorrow.
The last major statue of Stalin was destroyed sometime in 2010. Citizens mysteriously woke up to the missing statue that was toppled due to local pressure.
What can I help you with today?
Russia needed to show its force after the Cold War, so they supported Abkhazian and South Ossetian rebellions against Georgia. The Russians did this while arguing that Georgia was harboring Chechen rebels.
Since the USSR dominated the world in oil revenue, the US wanted to combat this. So, Ronald Reagen excluded them from international trade and economy, causing the collapse of the Soviet Union. This left all of the USSR states alone in their poverty. Now, an estimated 68% of Georgians consider themselves unemployed.
Germany noticed that since Georgia joined the EU for protection against Russia, Georgia has had a major spike in asylum applications due to the 90 day free visa while travelling through the EU. These refugees most likely come from nearby Middle Eastern countries dealing with a major conflict.