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TY 1880 At its farthest extent, the Russian Empire included 85 percent of Ukraine, )btained in the 18th century following the )artition of Poland and acquisitions from the )ttoman Empire. Partition also put western Jkraine under Austrian rule. MAINSOURCE:"UKRAINE:A HISTORICALATLAS,"BYP. R. MAGOCSI 1919 Afterthe RussianRevolution toppled the tsarin1917and Austria-Hungaryfell, Ukrainiansdeclaredindependence, which ended in 1920 when the Bolsheviks prevailed.The western territorieswere divided amongPoland,Czechoslovakia, and Romania. Black Sea L__E-'r " TURKEY 1939-1942 In 1939, afterthe German Soviet Nonaggression Pact,the U.S.S.R . annexedmost of western Ukraine from Poland.Following the Germaninvasionof the Soviet Unionin 1941, allof Ukrainecame under Nazi occupation. Sovietrule was restored after World WarII.