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Cossack Hetmanate

It was Cossack state in the Eastern Ukraine which existed from 1648 through 1782. A new Ukrainian state, the Cossack Hetmanate, was established during the mid-17th century after an uprising against the Poles.

Cossack Hetmanate was a class state with the Cossacks ruling the other classes of population, through its officers. It was an autonomous institution with its own army, administration, and justice. The official name of the Cossack Hetmanate was the Zaporizhian Host or Army of Zaporizhia.

The Hetmanate emerged as a result of the Khmelnytsky Uprising, which swept Polish authority from central Ukraine. In 1648. Khmelnytsky, assuming the post of hetman of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, allies with the Crimean Tatars and leads a Cossack revolt, igniting a general Ukrainian insurrection. The Cossacks defeat the armies of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Cossack Hetmanate was created.

The Cossack Hetmanate is abolished in 1783. Despite continuous Muscovite pressure, the Hetmanate managed to remain autonomous for well over 100 years. During the latter part of the 18th century, most Ukrainian ethnographic territory was absorbed by the Russian Empire.
Cossack Hetmanate

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