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In the early hours of the day after tomorrow I shall either be the sovereign or a corpse As Czar Nicholas stated the Russian governments knowledge of an uprising planned to occur on the following day of Monday December 14 1825 was quite known of The conspirators behind this uprising or Decembrists were to play a significant role in Russian history and the world at large Formed out of two secret societies the North and South were composed of a group of small conspirators who desired drastic revolutionary change in Russia by overthrowing an every-ready Czar Doomed from the beginning the Decembrist Revolt was a complete failure It is due to the failed unity between the North and South Societies rushed plans and the horrible leadership of Decembrist leaders that inevitably led to the failure of the Decembrist Revolt of 1825 News traveled slowly across Russias great distances The first plotters had looked forward to the Czars death as the signal for revolt The Northern Society did not learn of Alexanders illness until the day before his demise became known in the capital News of Czar Alexanders passing took them completely by surprise When the North learned that the very next day would be the coronation of Nicholas they only had one day to act which would be impossible to get in touch with the Southern Society to obtain help or arrange any form of joint action The Southern Society did not hear of Nicholass accession and the abortive insurrection in the capital until December 24 In addition to the slow if any communication between the North and South Societies there existed poor communication between the both Societies in regards to the United Slavs and the Polish Secret Society The Decembrists desperately needed help from any hand willing to take up arms in name of their cause and have mistakenly overlooked the Slavs who would have joined them preferring to
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