|Full Name||Â||51 Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic|
|Alliance||Â||Soviet Union - Minor Member Nation or Possession|
|Entry into WW2||Â||22 Jun 1941|
|Population in 1939||Â||3,610,000|
|Military Deaths in WW2||Â||190,000|
|Civilian Deaths in WW2||Â||110,000|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseIn Feb 1921, the newly independent nation of Georgia was conquered by the Red Army. Georgia was a state within the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic for most of the inter-war years, but in 1936 it became a Soviet republic on its own. Joseph Stalin, born Ioseb Jughashvili, was the most prominent Georgian of the era, and his rise meant that fellow Georgians such as Lavrentiy Beria and Vsevolod Merkulov were brought to powerful positions. During WW2, Georgia was among the targets of the German Case Blue (Fall Blau) offensive in 1942, which aimed to seize the oilfields of the Caucasus region, but Axis troops were stopped before reaching Georgian borders. Between 1941 and 1945, about 700,000 ethnic Georgians served in the Soviet forces (about 190,000 of them were be killed in action); a significant number served on the German side, although that number was far fewer than that of the Soviet forces. After the war, Georgia remained a Soviet republic until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Last Major Update: Apr 2013
|Beria, Lavrentiy||Merkulov, Vsevolod|
|Loladze, Shalva||Stalin, Joseph|
|Events Taken Place in Georgia|
|Deportation of Caucasian, Altaic, and Turkish Peoples||1 Jan 1940 - 29 Dec 1944|
Georgia in World War II Interactive Map
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