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In XIV century Lithuania viewed it's expansion in different ways than Poland. Lithuania simply didn't have manpower and numbers to conquer new territory and pacify it. The only think Lithuanians did, was changing local ruler to it's own, leaving religion, language and past system intact. Lithuanian dukes often married local Ruthenian princesses. Since they ...


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Historically, name of a land is typically just a name of people (tribe) who reside there. Like, France is the land of Franks, or Germany is the land of Germans. So Taurica is the land of "Ταύροι" - some tribe known to ancient Greeks under this name (notably they were mentioned by Herodotus in his "Histories"). But they probably occupied only a (western) ...


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You could argue that the 'proto-ukrainians' did not conquer much of the world, but rather were conquered. According to wikipedia Cucuteni-Trypillian culture resided in Ukraine around 6000 to 3500 BC. Archaeological records suggest that they were conquered by the Yamna/Corded Wear culture from further East (the same culture Semaphore does a great job of ...



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