Who were the Cossacks?

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The term Cossacks is used to refer to group of predominantly east Slavic people who were originally members of the semi-military communities in the Ukraine and Southern Russia. With regards to traditional historiography the Cossacks are said to have emerged around the 14th-15th century.
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The Cossacks were a group of Eastern and Asian Europeans who lived in Northern Europe in the olden days. They were well known for being effective as soldiers especially during the Russian Revolution. Some sources describe them as Germany-looking; they were specifically cruel to the Jews.
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