History of Ukraine

Polish–Lithuanian union
Painting commemorating Polish–Lithuanian union; ca. 1861. The motto reads "Eternal union". ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1385 Jan 1 - 1569

Polish–Lithuanian union


Eventually, Poland took control of the southwestern region. Following the union between Poland and Lithuania, Poles, Germans, Lithuanians and Jews migrated to the region, forcing Ukrainians out of positions of power they shared with Lithuanians, with more Ukrainians being forced into Central Ukraine as a result of Polish migration, polonization, and other forms of oppression against Ukraine and Ukrainians, all of which started to fully take form.

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Last Updated: Sat Nov 12 2022