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War is probably a short word in many languages, presumably because what people really want is for war to end quickly. But war goes on and has gone on for centuries.
In two world wars more than half a million Georgians perished.
War has often been something unavoidable in Georgia. The only reason is that Georgia disagreed with occupation, annexation or incorporation.
War is even today a relevant word for Georgia. 22 per cent of the country’s territory has been seized by Russia, on the pretext of defending the dissatisfied ethnic minorities living there, while the Georgian population has been forced to leave those areas. These developments echo the history of the previous century, in 1918 when Georgia declared independence from Russia, Soviet Russia provoked rebellions in the same Abkhazia and Ossetia, and things continued until Georgia was reoccupied.