Decembrist Revolt

The Decembrist Revolt took place in 1825. Russia had been a Tsarist Autocracy beginning with Peter the Great in 1682. It was the Decembrist Revolt that set the stage for the toppling of this system entirely in 1905. It had been ten years since the Napoleonic Wars which acted as an influence in the desire for reform. While the Decembrist Revolt was a classist demonstration, it was headed by high ranking soldiers from the Napoleonic wars who were considered upper class. This phenomenon of members of higher classes revolting for the dissolve of class as well as proximity strongly suggest that the Napoleonic wars had a great impact in inspiring the desire for change.


Bokova, Vera. "The Decembrists, 170 years later." Russian Life, vol. 38, no. 6, Dec. 1995, p. 7+. Gale Academic OneFile, Accessed 11 Oct. 2020.

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Event date:

26 Dec 1825 to 26 Dec 1825