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    The East India Company

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    For its time, the East India Company was the most effective colonial power in the eastern hemisphere. The East India company was established December 31st, 1600, when Queen Elizabeth I granted 200 English merchants trading rights in the East Indies (Johnson). The East Indies consisted of the land of South and Southeast Asia including the Philippines and the islands of the Malay Archipelago— Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea and other near that relative location. After forming separate groups, one merchant

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    Despite the fact that British rule in India during the Imperial period was extremely negative for the Indian people, it ultimately created an improved Indian nation. The British forced the idea of monoculture, were racist, created unfair trade and economic distress. However, they did provide an education system, improved human rights, promoted peace and created a more modern society for the Indian nation. The British rule began in the early 1600’s. The Mughal rule was the government at the time

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    imperialist started looking for opportunities in the Far East and India showed great potential. The British entered India as traders with the primary objective to earn profits by carrying on with trade in India. In the early 1800’s the British imperialists started to colonise India for various reasons such as natural resources and land. The colonisation took place during the industrial revolution and this meant cheap labour from people. British-India had two states those under rule of Queen Monarch of

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    first time that the British showed economic interest in India was the 1600s. The British set up trading posts in several places including Bombay, Madras, and also Calcutta. In the beginning the Mughal Empire which is India’s ruling Empire had done a pretty good job of keeping the European traders under control until 1707 when the Empire had started collapsing. In the year of 1757, General Robert Clive had led the troops of the East India Company to a victory over the Indian forces who were allied with

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    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

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    Opium Trade Case Study

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    The custom of drinking tea has inherently been identified as the representation of British culture in the modern-day. The popularity of this tradition among the British cannot be separated from the fact that tea had been commercialized by the East India Company in the 18th century. Tea had been transformed from its state of being a luxury good into a major commodity through the trade of the British Empire in Asia. Another significant commodity that had been exchanged along with tea in this trading

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    imperialism were India and China. These two large countries were both colonized by the British who were one of the greatest imperialistic powers at that time. Although both India and China were colonized by the British, there were many differences between the two countries and the effects imperialism had on them. In the 1600s, the British East India Company gained trading rights for the Mughal empire which was in modern day India. As the Mughal empire lost power, the East India Company

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    the Dutch who had secured small footholds in the country in the seventeenth century. They started their career in the teeth of bitter opposition as a purely trading corporation which was the East Indian Company. During the period of Mughal supremacy the British did not think of conquering India. But when India surrendered to anarchy they were obliged to protect their settlements and finally began to interfere in the politics of this country through the rebellious princelings. However, situations had

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    British Imperialism in India More than 40 million people died in India during British imperialism.The East India Company is a company that is ruled by The British, but the people serving are Indians. In 1757 the East India Company troops won over India at the Battle of Plassey. From then they ruled India. In the 19th century the company still ruled, but the British provided them with an army. They wanted India for its raw materials and was known as the Britishes “jewel in the crown”. From then on

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    AZYAN BT ROSLEY 125098 1) Discuss what purpose do the settings in the novel serve—London, the island of Isabella? The setting is the environment in which a story or event takes place. Setting can include specific information about time and place. Other than that, authors also usually use settings that are only descriptive. One of the examples includes ‘in the middle of the night with the sky filled with stars’. Often a novel or other long work has an overall setting, within which episodes or scenes

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    Source Analysis Assignment Source #1 - Source #1 is portraying an advertisement about “Pearl’s Soap.” The source is also referring to the poem “The White Man’s Burden.” by Rudyard Kipling. The poem was about the duty/burden of the white man to teach the indigenous people about western values and beliefs. The objective of the advertisement is convincing Europeans about lightening the White man’s burden through “teachings the virtues of cleanliness.” In other words, it means that the Europeans should

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    demise. Because he had such masses of followers, they were difficult to control and often rioted despite his calls for nonviolence. As things progressed Gandhi became less of a leader and more of a reason to fight for a common purpose: the freedom of India. Jesus, however, had no cause for which His followers could fight but rather a message for them to apply and spread to others. His followers were not automatically attracted to Him as Gandhi's were, and all He had in terms of recognition was a brief

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    Compare and contrast Dutch East Indian Company and British Indian Company All societies, states and companies tried to build domination on their weaker neighbors or opponents. The main motivations for building imperialist institutions were generally same. Conquering societies which were danger for them, getting natural resources, being imperially powerful and getting economical power to their hands were the main motivations for societies to establish these institutions. The domination of a country’s

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    Dutch East Indies was a huge trading place. They traded mainly spices but other things as well. The Dutch East Indies had a trade monopoly. A trade monopoly is “the act or an instance of buying and selling goods and services either on the domestic markets or the international markets” (Trade Monopoly definition). The Dutch traded and colonized with places such as New Amsterdam, Cape Town in South Africa, and Batavia, they traded many things but their main trade items were spices. The Dutch East Indies

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    journey by rounding the cape, sailing along the eastern coast of Africa, and cut across the Indian Ocean to the coast of southwestern India. Eventually, De Gama reached the port of Calicut where he earned a supply of ginger and cinnamon. Portuguese fleets continued to return each year to create Portuguese control over spice trade. Later, on the western coast of India, Alfonso d’ Albuquerque set up their first port at Goa. The Portuguese then reached the city of Malacca on the Malay Peninsula. Albuquerque

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    Elephent of a Nation “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell is a story about his time as a police officer working for the British Empire in Burma. Orwell discusses his clear disapproval of the European intrusion into the country of Burma. Orwell mentions that he struggled with the fact that he empathized with the Burmese against their oppressors, yet he found himself stuck between hating the Empire and the disdain he felt towards the people he was supposed to protect. Until finally, something happened

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    Essay On Sepoy Rebellion

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    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

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    Dbq British Imperialism

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    the effect of British imperialism on india? Was it negative or positive? We delve into such a topic today, but first, how did the British get to India? While the Mughal empire was collapsing (the last seat of power before the British came) The East India Company came Hailing from the great British empire to seek out India’s potential and profit. After the sepoy rebellion in 1857 the British government came at the beck and call of the company to take over. India was no longer a trade partner, it was

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    countries such as India fell victim to British imperialism, because of Britians want of resources. This British yearning of resources caused Britain to take over India, leading into a series of events until Indian nationalism occurred known as the Sepoy Mutiny. British imperialism was strong throughout the 1800’s, and vulnerable countries without stable governments were the British first target. Not only vulnerable countries were on Britain's hit list, but countries such as India that were rich in

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    Madi Hellwege Imperialism in India After 90 years under imperial rule, India gained its independence from the British in 1947. How could they be under this rule for so long? In 1707, the Mughal Dynasty, the ruling power in India, started to collapse. The East India Company, a British company, took advantage of this opportunity and became the leading power in India. In 1875, the British government took full control after the Sepoy Rebellion. The British valued India for their raw materials and potential

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