The other states shown in the sketches are South Carolina,North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. And yes, I was referencing the scene from Gone with the Wind on the bottom left, except Georgia just has one suitor and a chaperon.
Aside from her state nickname, Louisiana often calls her Petite because she was so young when Louisiana first met her (and now because she is the shortest of the original 13 British Colonies). South Carolina often calls her Peaches rather than The Peach State.
She?s a conflicted state, who often finds herself at odd with her own people, which can lad her to be depressed at time. At other times she can be stubborn bout her people?s decisions and refuse to admit that even she doesn?t agree, and instead will staunchly defend them against other State?s, especially former Union ones.
The youngest of the 13 colonies, and the only other child Colony other than South Carolina. Unlike South Carolina though, she didn?t like being dotted on. She thought of herself as very tough as she had been tasked by England with protecting South Carolina and the other British territories from Florida.
She?d barely been a Colony when she got involved in her first War- The War of Jenkin?s Ear. This is also when she became close to South Carolina as they both fought against Florida. Georgia protested this as she was supposed to protect South Carolina. He insisted because losing the War might mean losing Georgia to the Spanish, or having her die out right, and he didn?t want that. After that, they became very good friends.
South Carolina felt bad for watching Georgia always working so hard, and he pushed for her to make slavery legal in her state. Louisiana advised against it. Her own colony had slavery and she knew how much it ached and didn?t want little Georgia to suffer that. When she asked North Carolina for advice he told her Louisiana most likely wanted to weaken a British Colony. In the end Georgia allowed slavery. That is also when she decided to grow up, feeling she couldn?t be a child anymore.
The decision to allow slavery made her the most prosperous state in the south, earning her the nickname Empire State of the South. The cost though was a disconnect from over half her people?s suffering, a constant pain in her chest that she learned to ignore, and eventually her friendship with Louisiana.
Too scared of the economic consequences of losing slavery, she rebelled against Uncle and the Northern States rather than see Slavery made illegal. She, along with The Carolinas, Tennessee, and Texas, helped to force the black Southern State?s to tow the Confederate line (Florida did not help, and in fact she helped Alabama get away. She was not at all interested in helping Georgia and the Carolina?s but rather saw it as a way to leave the Union- which is a characterization point based more on her laws as a Spanish Colony and the fighting between her and the Southern Colonies).
Georgia?s stubbornness reared its head when she tried to cheat the requirements given to her to rejoin the Union. The lead to her admission being rejected and subsequently she was the last of the former Confederate States to be allowed back into the USA.
Her scar goes from just below her eye to down to her hip and was caused by Sherman?s March. She?s grown accustomed to the scar and feels it is the least she deserved. Unlike the Carolina?s who wear long sleeve shirts and even gloves to hide their scares, she doesn?t worry about trying to go to any special lengths to hide her scars. (In fact she was the first female state to wear a bikini).
After reconstruction, Georgia tried very hard to do better; and in fact, got extremely excited when the populist party began to form. She felt the inclusiveness of the party would help redeem her for what she?d done in the past and was very supportive of the movement. This - also the first time she broke off relations with South Carolina as he was not remotely supportive of her Republican leanings (this was before the D and R?s switched).
However, what she got instead was race riots and increased bigotry, that not only caused the Populist party to loose (and ultimately dissolve), but created a terror of politically active black people. Her white population then created the Jim Crow laws and by 1906 had disenfranchised most of the black population. She began to become exceedingly depressed and withdrew from most political considerations.
The exception to her withdrawal was Prohibition. She was supportive of Prohibition. She in fact went back to her colonial ways and in acted some of the strictest anti-drinking laws in the nation in an effort to curb the violence in her state, which she blamed on drunkenness (Georgia did have the strictest laws in the nation However they were aimed at the Urban black population as lots of crime was blamed on drunk black men, despite facts). She also occasionally argued against woman?s suffrage, seeing politics as beneath women?s concern, but she didn?t put any enthusiasm into arguing the way she usually did, and showed less and less at State meetings, and only sent the occasional opinion via telegram.
Worn down already by racial tension, lynchings, and fighting her own worse impulses, she didn?t have reserves left when her farms began to fail and the Great Depression hit. She withdrew completely and no one saw her until South Carolina and North Carolina became concerned by her absence. They both tried to reach her to no avail, then South Carolina went and begged Louisiana to help, knowing Georgia would likely still listen to her. This was how they (slowly and with many reservations on Louisiana?s part) restarted their friendship.
Re-invested in her state?s well-being, she became very interested an airplanes and aeronautics after North Carolina showed them to her. Georgia actually became much more interested than North Carolina, (but less so than Ohio), and became focused on the business opportunities presented by the new technology. She hoped the new direction would help her economy and bring industry back (which it did).
She and South Carolina became close again though the 60?s, and eventually they did get back together.
Her flag has been a long source of criticism that she defended when the banner consisted of the Southern Cross. She got in numerous fights with other states, especially Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Massachusetts and California, over the flag. She resented being told what to do, especially by states that couldn?t keep their own people from raising confederate flags. However, when she hosted the Olympics she hid her flag (this is somewhat true. Georgia made a point of not conspicuously flying the state flag during the 1996 Olympics) and finally in 2001 she changed it.
What she changed the flag to, though, got mocked for being the ugliest flag in the union (no really, it did) so changed it again in 2003, and out of spite mimicked the Stars and Bars flag of the Confederacy. This flag gets challenged much less despite it also having ties to the Confederacy.
Georgia is still very proud of her farmers (and in fact favored them for years) and she often yells at California for portraying rural folk as murderous lunatics, especially when she needs to divert attention from some racist or prejudice issue plaguing her own state.
Though she is working on her race relations, she still remains one of the more homophobic states, and is quick to denounce LGBT issues when brought up state meetings. She, along with South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and Tennessee and a few others are arguing against being forced to accept equal marriage, which puts her often at odds with many, many states, notably Nevada, California, Massachusetts, and- in a rare example of this happening- North Carolina.
She?s very well educated and his frustrated by her own states often poor ranking when it comes to education. She is not though very proactive on fixing it and tends to place the blame on people being unmotivated to learn rather than unable to have a chance.
She resents the stereotype of the Stupid Southerner at implying she?s not able to understand something is the surest way to set her temper off (which other States will take advantage of as the angrier she gets the less reasonable her arguments become).
She also resents being seen as motivated be her love of South Carolina. Implying that she made a political or economic decision to please South Carolina ? or that she manipulated South Carolina with her affections to sway is opinions- is another surefire way to set her off. She sees herself as very independent and does not appreciate as being seen as unable to make up her own mind, or as using her relationship to get what she wants (and for the most part it is true. South Carolina and Georgia don?t use their relationship for gain or power over the other and the only reason the do agree so often is that it serves both their interests. Also, they still tend to be more similar of opinion than Georgia cares to admit).
She prefers to read books (or a Kindle now, sometimes) more than watching a TV. In fact she only just got a TV- to the show being made in her state that everyone was talking about. That made Georgia the second to last State to get one (South Carolina still does not own one).
Speaking of TV and such, she will not watch Gone with the Wind because she really does not need the reminder of everything that happened, especially such a cleaned up one.
She and Texas a (joking) ongoing feud over whether Coca-Cola is better than Dr. Pepper.