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Georgia - State

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Georgia was a state located in the southeastern United States.

HistoryEdit

Georgia was established in 1732 CE, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. Named after King George II of Great Britain, Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. It declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia was the 24th most extensive and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. Georgia was known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the state's capital and its most populous city.

DescriptionEdit

Georgia is bordered on the south by Florida, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina, on the west by Alabama, and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina. The northern part of the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains system. The Piedmont extends through the central part of the state from the foothills of the Blue Ridge to the Fall Line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the coastal plain of the southern part of the state. The highest point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald at 1,458 m above sea level; the lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean. At 153,909 km2 in area, Georgia was the largest state east of the Mississippi River in land area.

ClimateEdit

The majority of the state is primarily a humid subtropical climate. Hot and humid summers are typical. The entire state, including the North Georgia mountains, receives moderate to heavy precipitation, which varies from 1143 mm in central Georgia to approximately 1905 mm around the northeast part of the state.

The highest temperature ever recorded is 44.4 °C in 1952, while the lowest is −27.2 °C in 1940. Georgia is one of the leading states in frequency of tornadoes, though they are rarely stronger than F1. Georgia is also vulnerable to hurricanes, although direct hurricane strikes were rare during the 20th century. Georgia often is affected by hurricanes that strike the Florida panhandle, weaken over land, and bring strong tropical storm winds and heavy rain to the interior, as well as hurricanes that come close to the Georgia coastline, brushing the coast on their way north.

EconomyEdit

Pre-Ascent Georgia had an extremely diverse economy. The major sectors were agriculture, mining, industry, logistics, military, film and tourism. This is one of the North American regions that escaped severe destruction in Terra's WWIII, although the cities of Atlanta, Savannah, Brunswick, Bainbridge, and Columbus were destroyed along with all major military bases.

Post-Ascent GeorgiaEdit

Today, Georgia is a quiet section of the North American region. Its main economic sectors today are agriculture, mining, industry and tourism. The population of this area is approximately equal to its highest pre-WWIII level, although not as concentrated in cities.

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