How Did British Imperialization Affect India

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During the 1600’s Queen Elizabeth I of Britain granted the British East India Company a monopoly within India. Thus leading the British East India Company to take control of trade in India. As they took control they relied on the Indians to help the company flow and stay protected, they chose the Indians to help them because they knew the land. The British East India Company used strong military might, bribery and extortion, instilling fear to keep Indians and rivals in law. As the company grew it became considered the world's first transnational company. Eventually in 1858, Britain finally colonized India taking over rule, creating the Raj Era. During the Raj Era, the Industrial Revolution took place in Britain, but it ended up affecting India several ways.…show more content…
Colonies such as India had importance to Britain as they were a source for raw materials, but also a market for British made goods. Soon later competition was created between Britain and India. The competition was based over cotton, as cotton became an important Britain export and also an important Indian exports. To protect Britain's textile industry, the British Government supported Britain. They supported Britain by banning dye and cloth from India for the next 200 years. Their imperialization affected India in such a harsh way, as their businesses were taken away from them, leaving them with higher unemployment rates. This resulted in deindustrialization, which crippled India’s economic, political, social structure’s, self sufficiency and their industry. When European empires like Britain colonized India, it transformed their way of living, but as they went to colonize other area it also transformed other cultural groups such as the
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