Essay On Sepoy Rebellion

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7. Sepoy Rebellion (542) The Sepoy Rebellion occurred during British control of India. The East India Company enforced its economic dominance and political authority with sepoys, a name for Indian soldiers. However, these sepoys revolted in 1857. Along with other upset people and Indian elites that hated British taxes, this revolt became the Sepoy Rebellion. Britain put this down through a violent response that killed thousands of rebels and destroyed countless homes. One year later in 1858, Britain had quelled this rebellion and regained solid control over India. 8. Spanish-American War (553-554) The Spanish-American War occurred in the midst of discontent among Cubans and Puerto Rico, upset with America’s increased economic influence.…show more content…
Modern imperialism resulted in an economic shift towards more possible imports. Increased trade massively expanded what European countries could consume. For example, increased access to Indian trade provided Britain with new silk and spices. As a whole, European powers secured access to goods like silver, rubber, gold, diamonds, and tea. This also applied to natural resources and agriculture; for instance, imperialism allowed Britain to replace their rainforests with tea plantations. The biggest social effect of modern imperialism was huge labor migrations. Specifically, Europeans migrated to temperate lands where they cultivated crops or worked in industry. On the other hand, Asian, African, and Pacific Islander migrants went to subtropical and tropical areas to become indentured laborers or overworked miners. The reason for this geographical split is imperialism. Europeans were able to move to colonies under European rule in temperate regions or American (32 million Europeans came to the U.S.). However, indentured laborers were specifically funnelled into plantations and mines to fuel resource exploitation and labor. 2.5 million people from India, Japan, Africa, and China were offered free passage, shetler, food, and minimal pay to work from 5 to 7 years in plantations or mines in Africa, the Carribeans, or the Americas. Thus, these migratory patterns were profoundly shaped by
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