Political map of Europe & the Mediterranean 26 February 1831 (November Uprising in Poland): When revolutions broke out in France (July Revolution) and Belgium (Belgian Revolution) in 1830, the conservative Russian government decided to send its Polish Army to help suppress them. Rather than accept this decision, the Poles revolted themselves, tying the Russians down well into 1831 (November Uprising). When Russia finally prevailed, it completely annexed Poland, ending its existence as an autonomous kingdom (Organic Statute of the Kingdom of Poland).