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India was the first major Asian civilizations to fall victim to European predatory activities (Duiker 31). With conquering India, the British had various purposes behind it. Their main purpose was to achieve a monopolistic trading position (The Economic and Social Impact of Colonial Rule in India). The second purpose was the control of India; this was a key element in the world power structure, in terms of geography, logistics and military manpower (The Economic and Social Impact of Colonial Rule in India). When the East India Company continued to trade under the British, huge armies were created, largely composed of Indian sepoys (Marshall).
According to Howard Zinn, author of the book “A people’s History of the United States” many Arawak men, children, and women were put on ships and were forced into labor. The Arawak began to form an army and defeat the Spaniards. In his book, Zinn describes the poor treatment that the Arawak were facing. Zinn states that “When it became clear that there was no gold left, the Indians were taken as slave labor” (Zinn Chapter 1). The Europeans, Spanish, French, British, and Americans each committed genocide by killing and mistreating the Indians who formed part of the land.
India was the first major Asian civilizations to fall victim to European predatory activities. With conquering India, the British had various purposes behind it. Their main purpose was to achieve a monopolistic trading position. The second purpose was the control of India; this was a key element in the world power structure, in terms of geography, logistics and military manpower. When the East India Company continued to trade under the British, huge armies were created, largely composed of Indian Sepoys.
Although the charter was “merely royal assent to a mercantile enterprise,” it was soon to lead to British dominance in India. The London merchants who formed the company intended to draw in the wealth of the Indies through trade, not conquest (Sears 44). 125 merchants invested around 72,000 pounds for the formation of the East India Company, a company that involved stock divided into a number of share... ... middle of paper ... ... Sepoy Mutiny. Subsequently the government of Britain took control of India, making it a colony of Britain (Caswell, Regents Prep). Works Cited Halliday, Frank E. A Concise History of England from the Stonehenge to the Atomic Age.
Though the Indians thought that they would be successful in their revolt, the British army managed to defeat them. As a result of the uprising, Britain gained complete control of India. Trade between Europe and Asia opened up during the 1500s with sea routes becoming the alternative to overland routes. The travelling of the English traders along the coast of India marked British interests in India. In 1600, some of the traders established the East India Company, which later became one of the wealthiest and most influential trading organizations on the globe.