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A chaotic period of warfare ensued after the Russian Revolutions of 1917.

The internationally recognised Ukrainian People's Republic emerged from its own civil war of 1917-1921.

After Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in September 1939, the Ukrainian SSR's territory expanded westward. During World War II the Ukrainian Insurgent Army fought for Ukrainian independence against both Germany and the Soviet Union.

After the middle of the 14th century, present-day Ukrainian territories came under the rule of three external powers: After a 1648 rebellion against dominantly Polish Catholic rule, an assembly of the people (rada) agreed to the Treaty of Pereyaslav in January 1654.

Ukraine was caught up in the worldwide economic crisis in 2008 and the economy plunged.

GDP fell 20% from spring 2008 to spring 2009, then leveled off.

The prolonged Ukrainian crisis began on 21 November 2013, when then-president Viktor Yanukovych suspended preparations for the implementation of an association agreement with the European Union.

This decision resulted in mass protests by pro-Europeans - events which became known as the "Euromaidan".

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