The British worked to help preserve the environment and animals (#17).The British destroyed forests and the soil that they farmed on. After a few years the soil was degraded and the quality went down (Doc 7). This shows how even though they worked to preserve the environment, the British were really just tearing up India’s land to farm for their own crops and then ship them back to Britain. The British built 10,000 tracks and 136,000 bridges (#14). They built railways to secure their own British rule in India (#13).Even though they built lots of bridges and railroads for transportation most of it was mainly built to benefit themselves and make sure they kept their rule in
During the colonial era of America, Great Britain was able to reek the benefits of this royal colony’s success. This was in large part due to the fact that Britain was able to integrate this society into its imperial system. English leaders understood that the American colonies represented a marketplace for goods, a safety valve, and a place in which competition flourished with other leading empires. One of the most important reasons why Great Britain established colonies in America was to create another form of revenue. This can be seen through the gradual engagement between Great Britain and America.
What came from Britain colonising countries all over the world? The British Empire was once regarded as ‘the empire on which the sun never sets’. Besides the significance this holds symbolically - in terms of the ‘we will never cease’ spirit, it also holds quite a literal truth because at one point in time, the British Empire was so well spread that the sun was always shining somewhere which Britain had conquered. Britain had a sizeable overseas military resulting in it being essentially effortless for the British to colonise a multitude of countries around the world, including but not limited to India, Canada, Papua New Guinea, areas of Africa and Australia. Britain became of higher wealth from all of this colonisation - profits gained in the early centuries came mostly from the trade of furs, tea and slaves.
Moreover, the British could turn the tables and acquire concessions from the Chinese authorities. The British territorial possessions and existing control of India had enabled them to expand their influence in the region. The tea and opium trade performed by the British could be encapsulated as the driving forces of the British Empire in Asia. The trades influenced how the British implemented the rules in India and engaged in business transactions with China in order to generate profits for themselves. Therefore, tea and opium cannot be disaggregated from the British imperial history since the two commodities had practically expanded the empire to its greatest
What did Britain have? Almost everything the Americans did not. They did not have a problem with arms, they had food, homes for the soldiers, and supplies to heal their wounded soldiers. Also, the British navy controlled the trade routes and made it nearly impossible for the Americans to transport supplies. For example, Valley Forge was one of the hardest times for American soldiers.
At the height of it’s power The British Empire covered a quarter of the land on Earth, and a fifth of Earth’s population were citizens. These statistics have declined significantly, and one great factor of this is loss of diplomatic power. When America won independence, Britain was no longer able to use their overwhelming strength to coerce opponents. While the British Empire enjoyed preeminent economic and military strength, the American Revolution diminished its strength. Historians believe that one major reason for this was that the American Revolution showed that Britain could be defeated on the battlefield and at sea..
The British and their East India Company came to India, motivated by political, economic, and social interests. They desired land, raw materials, money, and control. This left the Indians in starvation and poverty, fighting for the independence of their people. British rule served the English with a government designed to control Indians, taxing them when they were dying from famine caused by British economic cash crop policies, leaving remaining Indians illiterate, and never giving them a chance to benefit from trade links. British imperialism had a negative impact on the politics of India because the British taxed Indians even when they were starving, as well as established a government with an army, police force, and justice system
They helped them to develop new technology and schools for them. Communication will now be more efficient for them. There are also more means of transportation with the help of the British. The Education in India was improved by the British. “ They have introduced Western Education...modern thought, modern sciences, and modern life”(Document 3).
The policy of British Imperialism was never really intended to educate and liberate people. In most cases, colonization attempts had the aim of optimizing strategic location economic partners, and political dominance. The British showed that their way of imperialism was meant to increase economy and gain strategic locations when they colonized Africa and Australia. However, for India, it wasn’t colonized but made a protectorate instead; for the aim of civilizing the lesser people. So, why did Britain choose to make Africa and Australia colonies, but India a protectorate?
The British empire, widely labelled the most expansive of its kind throughout recorded history by various historians and for good reason, owes its success to a multitude of factors. From colonisation and religious conversion to new trade routes and a constant demand for new resources. Arguably, however, the foundation for the empire’s achievements can be attributed to Britain’s extensive exploration/discovery exploits. Continuously watching from the sidelines with countries such as Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands bolstering their global empires through constant conquest, colonisation, an abundance of new world resources, and discovery of new efficient trade routes, created a new nationalistic mindset within the British monarchy due to