Battle of Tabakhmela
|Second Kingdom of Georgia|
|Regional Languages||Svan, Laz, Megrelian|
|Religion||Georgian Orthodox Christianity|
|Battle of Tabakhmela|
|Kingdom of Georgia||Safavid Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Alexander II of Georgia||Jahangir|
Jahangir retreated to Kakheti, where he demanded Kakhetian King's assistance. Upon the refusal, Jahangir murdered King Teimuraz I and fortified himself in Gremi. At the request of Kakhetian nobles, Alexandre invaded Kakheti and murdered Jahangir. He then proceeded to annex rightful Georgian lands from Safavids. Safavids were planning another invasion but their plans were thwarted by a Mughal invasion. A peace treaty was signed with Georgia, recognizing their gains.
Subjugation of North Caucasians.
by 1650 Georgia was a proper European country. Close ties with Poland helped reconnect with the rest of Europe. Finally free from Turko-Persian burden (de facto), Georgia was able focus on science, literature and art, Basically Georgia had entered Renaissance. Frustrated Turks requested that North Caucasian tribes raid into Georgia. Kakheti was always targeted by various Mountainous tribes as it was closest to their home. It was impossible to attack Laks and Avars directly. Since crossing the Caucasus with a giant army would be mission impossible, the only way to Attack them was through Kabardia, but Alexander was afraid of losing support of Circassian chiefs who were vassals of his brother Mamuka - but in 1654, Kabardins along with Ossetians invaded Mamuka's domain. With help from Alexander, Mamuka managed to conquer Kabardia and Ossetia. Vainakh tribes offered a treaty of friendship and non-aggression to Alexander, which he accepted. Later that year, Alexander, along with Vainakh warriors attacked and subjugated hostile Larks and Avars. Raids finally ended.
Second Golden Age
Georgia managed to gain full independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1699. Georgia became a prominent European country which attracted interest of multiple great powers. Georgia suffered greatly during the Age of Division which resulted in loss of land and crumbling of the economy but nevertheless, it regained its former position. Georgia temporarily allied itself with Russia against the Ottoman but the relations with the former ally began to deteriorate afterward. Georgia began looking toward new allies as its former ally, Poland, had become seriously weak and couldn't provide support against any foreign encroachments. Georgia allied itself with Prussia. Georgia provided auxiliary forces.