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Partition of Poland
The Partition of Poland divided what was formerly the Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth among Russia, Prussia, and Austria. After this, Poland lost its prominent position in European society, which it would not regain until after World War I. The Partition of Poland was the division between the three most powerful countries in eastern Europe in the late 18th century. This was difficult for citizens because their land and cultures were divided, and forced into new lifestyles in three new countries. This Partition was largely developed by Frederick II. There were a total of three partitions before the agreement was settled.