Ukraine Research Paper

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Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. It is also bordered by two major Sea's called Black Sea and Sea of Azov. Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world, and a population of about 44.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world.
Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia's Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra
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There are different groups of Cossacks like Zaporozhian sich of the Dnieper and the Don Cossack Host. The term 'Cossack' is derived from a turkish word 'Kozak' means freeman. They gather at steppes. People who find no place in society, goes to steppes to join Cossacks. By the end of the 15th Century the Word Cossacks became a wider meaning and was applied to the people(Ukraininans) who went into steppes to learn and practice many trades and get into hunting, beekeeping, fishing, collection of salt…show more content…
This is another Important factor in the growth of the Zaporizhian Cossacks. They had Favourable conditions to sell the grain to Weastern Europe, The polish introuced a manorial system of agriculture. they asked for peasentry. they alloted less lands to the people they gave less freedom to people and their land. Then, The Fugitive peasents and Townpeople fled to steppes and established settlements, for a specific time period of 30 years . they fought for the Right to tax free settlement called Sloboda. and also they called themselves as Cossacks. But the Polish Kings who occupied created large latifundia and also tried to impose feudal dependency on both peasents and cossacks. these all led to bloody conflicts in which cossacks fought the polish government and the landowners, all of them brutally suppressed by the Poles. the growth of cossacks brought a confusion for the polish Government that the cossacks are helpfull for the defence of steppe frontier. they tried to control the cossack problem but they lost in the hands of cossacks. the cossacks became more stronger in the 17th century. Hetman petro Konashevych-sahaidachny spread their fame through successful campains against the tatars and the turks. also revived the traditions of the Kyivan Rus
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