As the years slipped by, the British steadily overshadowed other foreign competition for trade in India. They were able to create a thriving business and even some English settlements in Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta, their more successful trade posts. One profe... ... middle of paper ... ...ted in the modern world. Works Cited Beck, Roger et al. “British Imperialism in India.” Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction.
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).
Many countries depend upon their colonies for raw materials and for their markets. In India, there were many impacts of colonialism, many of which can still be felt today. For example, under colonial rule, India was quite dependent on Great Britain for things such as technological advances and manufactured goods. Once India became independent, it began to fall behind the rest of the world. Another impact of colonialism was that the colonization of India led to the rapid spread of the English language.
Imperialism and India Throughout history, many nations have implemented imperialism to enforce their will over others for money, protection and civilization. India was no exception. Since its discovery, Europeans were trying get a piece of India's action. In many cases England was the imperial, or mother country. Since India was put under imperialism, a great deal of things changed, some for the good, mostly though for the bad.
Another colony that the Brits had was in india, the home of the historic east india company, a trading company made by Great Britain to produce revenue. This growth of Britain's new empire in Africa, India and elsewhe... ... middle of paper ... ...rms that their reign as the world’s greatest empire is faltering. Now in the 21st Century Some imperial links still survive, but the days of this empire a long gone. Works Cited Darwin, John. "Britain, the Commonwealth and the End of Empire."
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.
By the end of the 17th century Britain had taken over India. Even though Britain wanted to keep control of India, the native people wanted their freedom and with the help of Mahatma Gandhi they won the nationalist movement. The British had brought the East India Company over to India to control the trading and the people. The company is a privately owned group of British people who act as brokers between two countries trading. By 1849 the company had full control over India.
Both countries profited from the exchange of goods. However, the situation changed suddenly, during the 18th century. Regional rivalries erupted all over India. Fearful of losing their commercial agreements, Britain formed an alliance with India. By the mid-eighteenth century, Robert Clive (a military leader) helped to form Britain's empire in India.
They also needed land to acquire raw materials for growing markets. One country that had imperialism was India. By the mid-1880s, the British East India Company controlled three fifths of India. The cause of British domination was that the land was very diverse and the people could not unite and that the British either paid local princes or used weapons to get control. Positive effects of imperialistic rule in India were that the British set up a stronger economy and more powerful industries.
The consequential conflict, known as the French and Indian War, lasted from 1754 to 1763 and had a profound impact on Britain’s dealings with the colonies in America which ultimately led to the American Revolution. The French and Indian War impacted the trans-Atlantic economic relationship between the motherland and her colonies. Before the war colonists were rushing to buy new British manufactured goods resulting from the early stages of the industrial revolution. To pay for these manufactured goods, colonists increased their export of raw materials for sale to Britain. Although the exports were able to pay for a significant portion of cost of British imports, a significant shortfall was covered by British loans.