from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rule or administration of a hetman.
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Eventually Peter recognized that in order to consolidate and modernize Russia's political and economic power it was necessary to do away with the hetmanate and Ukrainian and Cossack aspirations to autonomy.
Khmelnytsky's victory over Poland led to a Cossack "state," the hetmanate.
The hetmanate was abolished in 1764; the Zaporizhska Sich abolished in 1775, as centralized Russian control became the norm.
The move was disastrous for the hetmanate, Ukrainian autonomy, and Mazepa.