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Pandurang Hari and the Criticism of British Rule in India

- Pandurang Hari, published in 1826, is an Anglo-Indian novel belonging to the pre-Kipling era. The novel was written by an English official named William Browne Hockley. It contains a scathing criticism of Indians in general and Marathas in particular. Hence, scholars have readily recognized it as a colonialist work. What remains unnoticed is the fact that the novel also criticizes aspects of British rule in India. Focusing on this, the present article tries to show how the novel at times subverts the very discourse of colonialism it seeks to foster....   [tags: william hokley,india, british rule,pre kipling era]

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The British Rule Of India

- The British rule in India caused many social, economic, and tradition changes, which still has rippling effect to this day. However, there are aspects of British involvement that helped India making this topic more delicate than a right and wrong choice. Also, many of the British actions came from good intensions, but without understanding the Indian society the British government actually caused more harm than progress. An example would be the education system in India that the British government tried to change to be more like the British system, but ended up ruining a system that had been working well in India....   [tags: British Empire, India, British Raj]

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British Rule in Florida

- ... Soon after the attack the American Revolutionary War was almost about to happen. Some loyalists remained well..loyal to the British during that time period. The 2 sides as in the east and west side were very royal colonies. Even though the Spain had ruled for a longer period time. The British had one advantage they were able to recruit permanent settlers. Most of Florida's officials were looking to save money to keep public services going. The Proclamation of 1763 outlawed settlement west of the appalachians to the newly acquired Florida....   [tags: colonists, spanish]

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The Colonization And Imperialist Exploitation Of India During British Rule

- There is no denying that the colonization and imperialistic exploitation of India during British rule led to the systematic disenfranchisement of an entire subcontinent. Furthermore, for decades, the people of India were effectively relegated to being secondary class subjects in their own country. The British relied on a strategy of pitting religious sects and ethnic groups against one another in order to divide an effective opposition to the their rule, moreover also relied on a network of regional puppet kings known as the raj to give the image of local autonomy when in reality the power at first laid in the British Indian Company and in the aftermath the Sepoy Rebellion the Imperial High...   [tags: India, British Empire, Colonialism, Imperialism]

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The Impact Of British Colonial Rule On India

- After almost two-hundred years of Western integration, one could visualize India’s prosperous progress, yet this was not the case. Mark Davis succinctly summarizes the economic impact of British colonial rule in South Asia in one sentence, “there was no increase in India’s per capita income from 1757 to 1947” (Davis: 311). Imperial rule brought technological improvements into India and helped India integrate into the world trading market. Yet these advancements were canceled out as periods of agricultural instability led to a deterioration of economic conditions in India, and any profit made in India was either brought back to Britain or quickly absorbed by the poor in India leading to littl...   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, East India Company]

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British Rule Of Indi The Most Powerful Empire Of Its Time

- Imperial Britain was the most powerful empire of its time. The British would capture any country that they felt had resources to offer. There is no argument that the British made their impact on the way India is today. India, before Britain, was a country filled with groups of independent princedoms but this all changed under British rule. The British introduced English to the Indians and later on started educating the Indians in a Western Fashion. In addition to the language they brought to India, they also brought industrial advances with them....   [tags: British Empire, Colonialism, British Raj]

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The Das Bagai 's Freedom From British Rule

- Vaishno Das Bagai was born in British ruled Peshawar, India in 1891 to an upper-class, well educated family. When he was 3 or 4 he was engaged to the woman who would be his wife, as per Indian traditions. When they were 12, they were married and she was sent to live with the Bagai family. By the time Vaishno’s father passed away in 1913, he had 3 sons and was actively working with the Gadar Party in San Francisco for India’s freedom from British rule. When a high ranking member of the Gadar Party invited Vaishno to join their cause in America, he sold all of his properties, packed up his family, and set sail for America....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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20th Century British Rule In South Asia

- This is a sensitive theme and topic to focus on in this discussion. India as a British colony has suffered centuries of over-exploitation by its colonial masters and since gaining independence it has tried desperately but unsuccessfully to come to terms with the impact of this exotic presence of foreigners in their beloved country which was possibly diametrically opposed to their culture and temperament. However it should be noted that this western culture has aggressively spread over the world and as much as the Indians opposed it, they finally had to embrace it as it is an inevitable consequence....   [tags: global politics, India, oppression]

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End of The British Rule in India: Historical Fiction

- History is all around us. Everywhere we are, everywhere we have been or ever will be is what it is because of the people and events that have affected and effected it. But sometimes events transpire that are so huge, learning about them through a traditional manner such as history classes or nonfiction books does not work. Sometimes history needs to be absorbed through fiction, more specifically, through historical fiction. Events such as the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the fall of the British Empire and subsequent removal from India, the emergence of Pakistan as a self-determined nation, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks are such events....   [tags: hiroshima, nagasaki, bombing]

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Civil Rights Movement of Mahatma Gandhi

- An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. These were the wise words of one of the greatest men who lived in this world. He is none other than the honorable Mahatma Gandhi. His non-violent movement led to India’s independence from the imperial British rule. Doing my research on him, I’ve learnt that every country has potential; all it needs is great leadership, leaders like Mahatma Gandhi. According to renowned writer Stanley Wolport, the writer of the book “Gandhi's Passion: The Life and the Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi”, Gandhi gave up his pleasures as a British barrister, sexual relations with his wife and other luxuries of life so that he could focus on helping Indians....   [tags: India, British Rule, Peace]

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The Revolution That Transformed America

- During the eighteenth century, many milestones of American history were accomplished and can be considered major turning points for the colonies. A turning point can be defined as “the point at which a very significant change occurs” (“Turning Point”). Before America was known as the United States of America, it was just composed of colonies under British rule. After a long period of salutary neglect, colonists began to recognize the abuses of Britain and the importance of independence. Due to this recognition, the colonies were then motivated to unite in order to fight for what they felt America required....   [tags: british rule, colonies, taxes]

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British Rule in India at the End of the First World War

- British Rule in India at the End of the First World War By the end of the First World War the British Rule in India was still powerful, but would soon break down. However, thousands of Indians fought in the war hoping that in return they would be given home rule. It would have been difficult to win without the invaluable help of the Indians and their constant supply of manpower. India was a vast supplier of raw materials to Britain and would in return buy British manufactured goods....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing British Rule and Democracy in Rip Van Winkle

- Comparing British Rule and Democracy Rip Van Winkle           In post-revolutionary America, literature began to show influence of the newly created democracy. As is the case with any young government, many different interest groups arose to attempt to mold the government according to their vision of democracy. Washington Irving, a native New Yorker born in 1783, grew up in a world engulfed in this democratic fanaticism. He grew up to be, as befitted his childhood atmosphere, a political satirist....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Gandhi the Great

- Gandhi the Great He was shot three times in the chest because he stood up for what he believed in. Because he was responsible for freeing India from British-rule, he was the most loved man in his country. He was only 78 when he was shot, but Gandhi made those years well spent. Gandhi was a man of peace and fairness, he spoke the truth and was very successful in almost everything he engaged in. He fought for equal rights even when others fought back. Mohandas Gandhi overcame the world by freeing India and Africa from oppression, declaring the truth of racial discrimination in Africa, and inspiring others to take a stand against racial inequality....   [tags: India, British Rule, Achievements]

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Was the American Revolution War Bound to Occur?

- Was the American Revolution War Bound to Occur. People might often wonder why Americans wanted to get their independence from the Great Britain. Was it urgent or necessary just few years after a long French Indian war, for Americans to start retaliating against their protector Britain. Did American have any idea of all the resource that the Great Britain had spent in order to secure land and protect the colonies. These important questions can only be answered by concluding that Great Britain was protecting the colonies in order to continue benefiting from them....   [tags: US independence from British rule]

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To What Extent is the Proposed Scottish Split from British Rule Beneficial for Either Country?

- To what extent is the proposed Scottish split from British Rule beneficial for either country. The economical bond between England and Scotland has stood since the Acts of Union in 1707. Years of undivided companionship have convinced the majority of the world that there are no borders separating the U.K countries. This, it seems, has taken its toll on the Scottish Government. As after centuries of companionship they have decided to follow Ireland’s example and propose independence. Whether or not this was a wise move by the Scottish National Party leader, Alex Salmond, is up for debate....   [tags: United Kingdom country relationships ]

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American Revolution Gave Birth to Democracy in America

- ... When they attacked again on October 7, 1777, they were forced to retreat and lost the battle. This was the turning point in the American Revolution. Because of the American victory, the French then joined forces with America, giving support on land and at sea ("Battle of Saratoga," 2009). Ultimately, this relationship enabled America to win the war. In addition to France, there were many other lesser known participants in the American Revolution. Many women traveled with the armies to supply support as nurses, cooks, etc....   [tags: resitance to British colonial rule]

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The Truth Behind Women’s Education During British Colonial Rule

- After the signing of the Treaty of Nanjing in 1842, which marked the end of the First Opium War, Hong Kong was ceded to the British Crown as part of the agreement for an indefinite period of time. During this period of time, Hong Kong experienced major social changes, particularly in the area of women’s education. The purpose initially appeared to be the desire to help the Chinese; however, the truth was that Great Britain sought to establish their superiority by undermining the prevalent Confucian family system through the education of women....   [tags: educational system, Hong Kong, Confucian sytem]

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Taking a Look at the American Revolutionary War

- As we all know, the Patriots had won the war and the British lost. But, what caused them to lose, was it the fact that it was an effect of strategy or learning from their previous, regretful mistakes. How did the Americans defeat one of the most powerful countries in the world. First, let’s look at some primary reasons of why the British lost. To start, the Americans had a “home advantage” while the British were fairly far from their own homeland. Also, the Americans had much help from the French....   [tags: patriotism, independence from British rule]

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The American Revolution

- ... Thousands of British troops remained in America to protect the colonists in case of an attack from the Indians. In order to keep the cost of sustaining this protection, the government in London issued the Proclamation of 1763, which stated that the colonists must stay east of the Appalachian Mountains. The Parliament also decided American colonists should pay more to support British troops who were protecting them, therefore passing laws requiring colonists to pay new taxes on goods such as sugar, paper, and tea....   [tags: british colonies, rule, independence]

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The American Revolution and India's Independence Movement

- ... The First cause which contributed to the American Revolution was the debt gained from the French and Indian War was a contributing factor to the American Revolution. The British government decided to make the American colonies pay a large share of the war debt, by imposing harsh taxes. Some of these taxes were the Sugar Act, Currency Act, Quartering Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, and a number of other taxes. In addition to the high taxes, there were events, such as the Boston Massacre which resulted in the loss of life....   [tags: revolts against British Imperial Rule]

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An Example Of The Long Followed Tradition Of Darbar Rule From British Era

- Further our ongoing discussion lead us to have some traditional institutions are often considered as good for environment is often a curse for the impoverished communities. Shashi illustrated an example of the long followed tradition of Darbar rule from British Era where a landlord will control a huge plot of land. He will make decisions on which land has to be left free and which ones to be cultivated. The land allocated to be left undisturbed is guarded very carefully, any activity on that land will be punished severely....   [tags: Agriculture, Economics, Poverty, Ecology]

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The American Revolutionary War

- In the year 1775 a war called the American Revolutionary war had started between the British and the American people living in the colonies like Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The colonies were separated into different areas and were all individually named and some of them were also bigger than the other. The people (Americans) living in these colonies were becoming annoyed by the British because they were taking all of the money they owned and the people living in these colonies did not want to lose their money....   [tags: American Colonies and British rule history]

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Gender Gap in Pakistan

- GENDER GAP IN PAKISTAN INTRODUCTION Pakistan is a nation still prone to change as any other nation in the globe. Its perspective is molded by the socio historical aspects of Islamic rule, British colonialism, religious fanatics and Muslim illumination proposed by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (Qurashi, 1967). This helped in redefining the conventional roles of genders in the Muslim society. Equal opportunities for women in all walk of social life was his version of modernity. His worked forcefully helped the Muslim women to come out of their stereotypical role in the society....   [tags: islamic rule, british colonialism]

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Indian Indepdendence and Mahatma Ghandi

- World War I was making the British busy. Many people question why Gandhi did not break apart from the British while they were vulnerable, but the answer is simple. Gandhi vowed to not take advantage of his opponents troubles. Instead of fighting the British, Gandhi influenced people. He used satyagraha to change inequities between Indians. For example, Gandhi persuaded landlords to stop forcing their tenant farmers to pay increased rent and mill owners to peacefully settle a strike. Gandhi's goal was not to make everybody do exactly as he does, but to understand why he does and learn the ideals....   [tags: British Empire rule, Salt March]

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The Malaysian Sedition Act of 1948

- The Malaysian Sedition Act was adopted by the British colonial government in 1948. It is used to deal with the threats precipitated by the ‘communist insurgency’. When Malaysia gained its independence on August 31st, l957 the Sedition Act continued as a Malaysian statute by the operation of Article 162(1) of the Federal Constitution (the Constitution). The Sedition Act 1948 is a restraining law. It tells people what to do and what not to do. It is an archaic British law which introduced to Malaya in 1948 and amended shortly after the year 1969 riots....   [tags: independence from British colonial rule]

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The Industrialization and Social Developments of Hong Kong

- The industrialization and social developments in Hong Kong are dated back during the British imperial rule when they started introducing various policies that revolutionized industrialization and social developments in the country. The influence of the British on China dates back the 18th century, when the British traders started enforcing a relaxation of trade policies and practices that were adopted by the Chinese government. This culminated in the Opium war of 1839 that ended in the 1842, when the Chinese was defeated and the British forces were able to make demands on the Chinese government in regard to the formulated trading policies....   [tags: Post World War II Era, British Imperial Rule]

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‘Sub-Roman’ Britain?

- The term ‘sub-Roman’ Britain is traditionally the name that refers to the period of British history that loosely charts from the end of Imperial Roman rule in AD 410 to the arrival of Saint Augustine and his Christian missionaries in AD 597. However, the date for the definitive end of the period is arbitrary as sub-Roman culture continued to develop in the country that would subsequently be known as Wales and similarly in the west of England in areas such as Cornwall and Cumbria. The term ‘sub-Roman’ has become synonymous with this period due to the classification of pottery from this era by archaeologists as degenerate forms of Roman craftsmanship....   [tags: British history, Imperial Rome Rule]

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No Separation of Powers in the United Kingdom

- We live in a very diverse society, observance of the rule of law is the best way that can guarantee that our basic human rights are preserved, successful government at home is operating and a fair progress on the international level is maintained. Basic principles of the rule of law go back to Dicey’s theory, which states that there should be an absolute supremacy of regular law, no one should be above the law and that the Constitution is the result of the ordinary law of land. There is no clear meaning of the rule of law; therefore it is essential that the government maintains the basic principles of the rule of law that were established by the philosophers who feared the concentration of...   [tags: rule of law, Dicey's theory, British government]

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The Case Of British Imperialism And Colonialism

- What occurs when a nation has both the capacity to create peace and unity and also has the power to oppress an entire people. This situation was one of actuality as exemplified in the case of British imperialism and colonialism. With the introduction of the Industrial Revolution spearheading British Imperialism, conflicts arise with the influence they actually have on those whom they guide and govern. Baba, a 19th century woman in what is now modern day Nigeria, said “Ever since we were quite small the malams [Muslim scholars] had been saying that the Europeans would come with a thing called a train, they would come with a thing called a motor-car......   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, Colonialism, Europe]

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The Impact Of British Colonization On The British Empire And Its Colonization Of Much Of The World

- Some see the British Empire and its colonization of much of the world as all bad. While it is true they have hindered and hurt many nations and cultures, they also did bring some good to their colonies. India is a nation perfect to show the influence of British colonization, they have the largest English speaking population outside of the US at 125 million people fluent in English, they have adopted much of British’s government policies and framework, and lastly the game of Cricket. British involvement on the Indian subcontinent began early in the 17th Century through the British East India Company and its business ventures and dealings....   [tags: British Empire, Colonialism, British Raj]

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The Effects of British Imperialism in India

- The Effects of British Imperialism in India One could approach this topic from two points of view; the British and the Indian. One could choose either party and find very different opinions. When British colonizers first arrived in India, they slowly gained more and more control in India through many ways, the most prominent being trade and commerce. At first, they managed India’s government by pulling the string behind the curtain. However, soon they had acquired complete rule over India, converting it into a true British colony....   [tags: Politics, India, British]

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Queen Elizabeth I of England: The Last Tudor to Rule

- Queen Elizabeth I of England, daughter of Henry VII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, was the last Tudor Monarch to rule. She was born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. History books describe her as determined and intelligent, and gave her many nicknames including ‘The Virgin Queen’ and ‘Good Queen Bess”. When Elizabeth was two years old her mother Anne Boleyn was executed, leaving her motherless. King Henry VII did not care for his children and so Elizabeth essentially grew up without the parental attention she needed....   [tags: British royal history]

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The Decline of British Military Innovation

- World War I was perhaps the greatest catalyst for military innovation in modern history. The speed in which the doctrinal, technical and tactical changes were developed and implemented was astounding. At the end of World War I, Britain was at the forefront of doctrinal and technological innovation in the field of armor and aircraft warfare. The factors which caused Britain to lose their innovative edge in these areas prior to World War II was the 10 year rule policy, operational attitude of the British Army, and an emphasis on land based aviation....   [tags: History of British Military Policy]

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The Impact Of British Imperialism On The World

- The glorious British Empire, at its height the most powerful régime in the world. Just a small island off the western coast of Europe, Britain grew to the span across the entire globe, effectively creating am Empire where the sun never set. Colonization, industrialization and a sense of nationalistic destiny drove the once expansive Empire. We still see effects of British imperialism today, which our global economy, as well as national tensions that germinated as a result of decolonization. Moreover, industrial revolution and push for independence manifested as a result of British influence....   [tags: British Empire, United Kingdom, Imperialism]

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The Rise And Fall Of The British Empire

- At its height the British Empire spanned the globe with colonies in all the populated continents. Although similarities and differences in the way that they were settled, exploited, and in turn let go. Both the rise and fall of the British Empire are tied directly to the Metropol’s ironclad grasp over its vast conglomeration of colonies. This does not exclusively imply that each of the colonies were operated the same way, in fact Perhaps, one of the most obvious ways that the colonies would differ was in the system of British rule that was enacted....   [tags: British Empire, Colonialism, United Kingdom]

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British Imperialism in India

- ... (O.I) Another negative effect imperialism has made on India is through the persecution of Indians. "For a hundred years you have done everything for us. You have given us no responsibility in our own government," says Mohandas Gandhi in regards to the British rule. He also says that the British treat the Indians insultingly and without empathy (Doc 6,7,8). Imperialism also had an everlasting positive effect on India through its modernization. For instance, British colonizers developed transportation and communication....   [tags: British Empire and colonization]

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Imperialism And The British Colonization

- When it comes to imperialism, probably nothing else pops up into one’s mind so readily as the British Empire. Imperialism is by definition, according to, the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies. British colonization is kind of like the elephant in the room when it comes to world history of the last few centuries. As they say, the sun never set on the British Empire, since British imperialism expanded into Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas, and really just about anywhere that was able to provide something for the British....   [tags: Colonialism, British Empire, United Kingdom]

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Overview of British Imperialism

- Overview of British Imperialism   Imperialism is when a world power colonizes a smaller country or kingdom, and then proceeds to exploit the land and resources of the kingdom or country. Through the majority of the 18th century, imperialism was a dominant force on global relations. During the peak of the Age of Imperialism, Queen Victoria and her British empire dominated the world. British Imperialism started in the late 1700’s because of population growth and the advances in technology industrialism that occurred during the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: British History, Great Britain, Colonisation]

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British East India Company

- ... “India became the focal point of the company’s trade” near the end of the seventeenth century. Due to its worldwide demand, woven cotton cloth from India was being imported in large quantities to Britain. Settlements in places such as Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta became big commercial towns controlled by the East India Company. Indian artisans and merchants would move into these towns to do business and trade. India provided the foreign traders with cloth, silk, raw sugar, and dye (Marshall, “The British Presence in India”)....   [tags: Sepoy Mutiny, British Empire & colonies]

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Analyse British Attitudes Towards Race and Nationality

- The British Empire at its height, encompassed vast amounts of territories; consequently, within the scope of land under British rule there was also a large range of races and nationalities. Attitudes towards these races and nationalities were as varied as the territories themselves. The expansion of this empire can be viewed as the prominent base factor that allowed the study of these new dominions, this catalysed and formed ideas on race and nationality during this period; other influencing factors such as; scientific research of the time and media representation of other cultures; through the medium of travel writing and journals ....   [tags: british empire, british attitudes, racism]

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The First Non-Married Women to Rule England

- How did Queen Elizabeth become queen. Well Queen Elizabeth I was born straight into royalty. Her father Henry VIII, had six wives and Elizabeth came from the second wife. Elizabeth I wasn’t the first of the siblings to take the throne, her sister Mary took over before her. Even though she wasn’t the first of the siblings to take the throne she was still a great queen during her early years of ruling, but by her late years England started to fall. Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533....   [tags: British history]

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The Practice of Sati: Relations Between British and India

- A joyful scene is in view, there is a family celebrating an event and making quite a ruckus with an abundance of food and music. The bride is beautiful in her dress, and her family picks her up and carries her to her husband. They are not headed for the alter however, but for a fiery funeral pyre. There her family will toss her into the fire, and this widow will join her dead husband in the afterlife, prove her commitment to him and to her faith. In the corner stand two well-dressed British men, with their faces turned away from the scene they find dreadful....   [tags: foreign territory, british, control]

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Analysis Of Richard Gott 's ' The British Empire '

- The British Empire supposedly started a dawn of a progressive and educating new era that had a helping hand in the world we know today. Richard Gott’s makes it his responsibility to point out the empire’s faults since the eighteenth century. Violence was a vital part of the making and keeping of the Empire. “Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression, and Revolt is an account of resistance to British rule and the harsh brutality of those who resisted.” For those whose land where taken, the experience was a dreadful one of oppression, deprivation, conflict and extermination....   [tags: British Empire, Slavery, Colonialism]

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British Imperialism Exposed in Shooting an Elephant, by George Orwell

- George Orwell was, without a doubt, one of the most influential authors of his time. His strong opposition to totalitarianism and imperialism made him one of the most recognizable names in literature during the 1900’s. Orwell spent 5 years as an imperial policeman in Burma, witnessing firsthand the effects of imperialism on the people of Burma (BBC). The insight he gained during those years made clear to him the injustices of colonization and fueled his opposition to totalitarianism....   [tags: British Imperialism Essays]

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Boudicca's Revolt against Roman Rule in Britain

- Boudicca was and still is in the eyes of many a national hero. Boudicca is an extremely important part of English and Roman history as she led the only revolt that actually threatened the Roman rule in Britain. Boudicca’s attitude was a true reflection of the way all Celtic people felt about the Roman rule. It is because of this that she was able to unit many Celts on a common cause, during a time of a great cultural and national change. Yet, like all humans Boudicca had her flaws, and though rare on occasions she made irrational choices....   [tags: Boudicca, Roman Rule, Britain, history, Celts,]

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The Rule of Forbes Burnham and the People’s National Congress Party

- To some , Burnham was viewed to be less radical then Jagan. Burnham strongly believed in making Guyana a socialist country. In the 1964 elections, the PNC received about 41% of the votes along with the new political party, The United Force which received about 12% of the votes with that percentage the United Force party gave in and supported the PNC making Burnham prime minister. The United Force who represented the conservatives of Guyanese society such as business elites and the Catholic Church....   [tags: development of Guyana, former British countries]

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The Rise of Empire: British Imperialism

- The word 'Empire’ which was derived from the Latin word 'imperium', when first used in the English language, meant independence. It was under the rule of King Henry VIII that England was called an Empire which affirmed its 'spiritual and temporal independence'. (1) Imperialism, on the other hand, means 'the rule of the Empire'. But this is a simplistic understanding of the term, devoid of its complex layers of meaning given to it by historical events. The term 'colonialism' works to provide a better picture of the weight 'imperialism' holds in our times....   [tags: British Imperialism, colonialism, ]

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British Involvement in the Partition of Africa in the Late 19th Century

- British Involvement in the Partition of Africa in the Late 19th Century as a Product of Economic Interests In the late 19th century Africa came to an end as a series of either independent or African dominated nations. By the start of the 20th century the continent in its entirety was dominated by Europe. The British particularly were the 'rulers' of Africa. They definitely carried the most influence across the continent with territories scattered across it. Clearly Britain had occupied these territories with good reason, but were these only economic interests....   [tags: British History, World History]

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India And The British Empire

- India and the British Empire: The Representation of a Bilateral Relationship Through Art (1600-1947) Britain and India 's relationship started in 1600 when the East India Company was founded owing to a royal charter granted by Elizabeth I. The Company established several trading bases throughout India in the cities of Bengal, Madras, Bombay and Calcutta and therefore developped trade between the two countries, importing products from India such as spices, textile and later tea. In 1787, the Battle of Plassey which was a turning point in the Seven Years War between France and Britain marked the beginning of the the East India Company 's rule over Bengal and litle by little most of India....   [tags: British Empire, Mughal Empire, Mumbai]

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Origins of the British East India Company and Its Influence on the British Imperial Government and North American Colonies

- The British East India Company played a key role in one of the most successful periods of British history. The East India Company was responsible for the invasion of the Indian subcontinent, which became one of the empire’s leading supplier of profits. The East India Company was responsible for the overthrow of Hong Kong and other Asian countries; it was responsible for creating Britain’s Asian empire. The British East India Company began as a joint-stock corporation of traders and investors which was granted a Royal charter by Queen Elizabeth 1 to trade with the East....   [tags: British History]

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The Differences Between The French And British Empires

- In essence imperialism was all about the stronger countries dominating weaker countries and ruling them under their own political power thus colonizing them. This would also include possessing their land and taking control of their natural resources. This became a major trend in global politics during the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. This trend was also the source of many major historical events that occurred within that timeframe. Britain and France are both typical examples of imperialism since both had the same aims of exploitation....   [tags: Colonialism, British Empire, Imperialism, Empire]

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The American Of The British

- Like any other citizen, the colonists were a genuine crowd. They would grumble or address an issue when difficulties were out of control and impacted by whomever had any similarity of initiative characteristics. Regular citizens are effortlessly lead and misdirected, they have basic needs and frequently no considerable desire past their own particular individual cravings. The bottom line is that the colonists, who dwell in the colonies that the British desire to rule, do not impart a common getting a kick out of the chance to the rules that the British has created....   [tags: American Revolution]

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The Irish Home Rule Movement

- The Irish Home Rule Movement: A Fight for the Right to Govern Ireland and England have had a troublesome history. This began during the 1169 Invasion of Ireland by the English. Under the guise of eradicating barbarianism across the English Channel, the medieval conquest was set. However, this mindset died out as years fleeted by. From the English Pale in Ireland to Queen Elizabeth herself, people had wanted to depart from such a bigoted mentality (Morgan, 296). Although, Queen Elizabeth and Ireland had a rough fifty or so years under her rule starting during the latter half of 1558....   [tags: Ireland, Northern Ireland]

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The Civil Rule Of Law

- In his book Boudreau then establishes that the British rule of law which Canada has adopted holds an underling promise to address issue of law and order with fairness and equality for all who come under it. According to Boudreau, legal traditions held by Canada from Great Britain and embedded in the rule of law include the separation of judicial and political aspects of the system, the presumption of innocence until an accused if found guilty, and an accused right to a fair trail under the court of law (p.79)....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Police, Sociology]

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The American Empire: Created From the British Empire

- The American identity is not concrete. It grows, transforms, evolves, and the American people evolve in parallel. Through vote and through policy, media and protest, election and law, the people dictate the country’s, and the identity’s course. The identity that has roots in revolution. 1776, the United States breaks from Great Britain. The people free themselves, from oppression, from royalty, and begin the governmental experiment that will dominate the globe for the next two and a half centuries....   [tags: The American and British Empires]

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Critical Reflection on the Hidden Influence of the British Monarchy on Politics

- ... What happens hidden from the public light, however, is another matter of discussion. The best and most striking sample about this influence is the duty of the Prime Minister duty to meet the Queen every week to inform about his ideas. This usually surprises people from other countries since there is not any other democratic state where a President or PM has to give an explanation before an unelected person in such a way. Taking into account that the British monarch has the right to “advise and warn” about political matters, how influential these “teas with the Queen” must be, far from the public light....   [tags: powers of the crown, british politicians]

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Irish Home Rule: An Act of Freedom

- Irish home rule is one of the most important bills in Ireland’s history. Though continually rejected, Irish home rule remained in the hearts of the people and eventually gave Ireland self-government from Britain. The Irish people were determined to have home rule enacted and, in time, the bill was passed, but not without a few bumps in the road to getting the document approved. Home Rule can be defined as, “self-government in local matters by a city, province, state, or colony that is part of a national government.” “From the early 1870s to the end of the Great War – Home Rule was both the single most important feature of the Irish political life and a major influence within British politic...   [tags: Irish History]

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Irish Home Rule

- The division between liberal and conservative party politics in Britain significantly dictated the debate on Irish Home Rule. The Liberal party supported the establishment of Irish Home Rule, whereas the conservative party fought to maintain the union of Great Britain and Ireland. Liberals, especially under Gladstone’s leadership, strove to serve the needs of their Irish constituents by providing for them their long-sought autonomy. Conversely, the conservative party worked to maintain the union, by passing legislation that proved beneficial for Irish quality of life....   [tags: political party, liberals, debate]

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Colonial Home Rule

- 1. Why were we well-situated to break with the monarchy. America was well-situated to break with the monarchy for a number of reasons. One was that the distance limited Britain’s capacity to govern the colonies. Another reason was that for more than a century, Americans had already been responsible for managing their own domestic affairs, including taxation and electing their own leaders. 2. What is home rule. What was the nature of colonial home rule. Home rule is the power given by a state to a locality to enact legislation and manage its own affairs locally....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Colonial Rule under European Countries

- ... Missionaries also encouraged Christian Indians to settle, especially near European trading ports where they could be easily forced into labor. The missionaries stressed the fact that the native cultures were wrong and that the indigenous should be ashamed of their heritage. They wanted to transform the native culture to impose one that was emblematic of Europe. Another agent of directed cultural change came from schoolteachers. Europeans used education to reorient the indigenous culture. Children were forced to attend boarding schools where they were taught that their customs were immoral....   [tags: economic, resources, relationship, power]

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The British East Indies Company

- The rule of the British changed the course of history for India. They came to India at the start of the seventeenth century. The British East Indies Company were one of the greatest powers in India. They started off being in charge of the country. Although most Indians benefited from the British rule many resented it too. The British East Indies Company began recruiting Indian citizens as troops. They began teaching and training them with their methods,they were called “sepoys”. “The sepoys were commanded by the British officers and were supported by the units of the British army.” ( The Indian soldiers were not satisfied with their pay as well as some of the heavy handed rules....   [tags: World History]

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The Impact of the British Empire in India

- For better or for worse, Britain has had a lasting effect on India. India became a part of the British Empire in the 1876 but gained its independence in 1947. The East India Trading Company first managed India. After the failure of the first voyage to India by William Hawkins, it appeared that business could not be conducted there. However, things improved and the East India Trading Company expanded into India. Over the years, many achievements were made and records were set, and there were many successes and failures on both sides....   [tags: european history]

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British Colonization in Southeast Asia

- Colonization for the British first began in 1591 when the merchant Sir James Lancaster had been commissioned to set sail by Commander Sir Francis Duke towards the East Indies. Sir James would continue to sail until in September 1592, he would land in Penang remaining there for two years pillaging any rival European ships that were to harbor there. Returning to Britain in 1594 and relaying the news of this newly found area, the British would not become a major participant in Penang’s history until 1786 with the Malay Sultanate of Kedah....   [tags: Colonization, Britain, World History]

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The British Empire and India

- Empire building is a long and tedious work but falling off empire is quicker than building an empire. The British Empire was the largest empire and the most riches the world ever know. British Empire occupies a fifth of the world population and rule over two hundred years by invading country after country. The empire rule overs many country no more than the country of India where the British Empire has ruled over. However it was the effort of merchant within the British east India Company that found in 1559 did take over the country not the British government....   [tags: hardship, suffering, vaccination, humanitarian ]

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The Georgian Period in the British Empire

- ... The slaves worked for nothing on plantations. They belonged to the plantation owner, like any other possession, and had no rights at all. The enslaved Africans were often punished very harshly. Enslaved Africans resisted against their enslavement in many ways, from revolution to silent, personal resistance. Two thirds of the enslaved Africans, taken to the Americas, ended up on sugar plantations. Sugar was also used to make molasses and rum. The American colonies then grew all the food for the West Indies planters so they could use all their land to grow sugar....   [tags: expansion, mercantilism, trade]

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Jamaica Was Ruled By The British Government

- Jamaica was ruled by the British government from 1655-1962 after being seized from Spain. While under British rule, the economy flourished by growing crops like tobacco, indigo, cocoa, and, most significantly, sugar. From 1673 to 1739, the number of sugar estates grew 7.54%, increasing from 57 to 430 estates. In order to meet the increasing labor demand, the British brought enslaved Africans into Jamaica. However, due to frequent slave rebellions and other humanitarian efforts, slavery was abolished in 1808, at which time Jamaica began facing economic difficulty....   [tags: Macroeconomics, Inflation, Monetary policy]

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British and Ottoman Empire Imperialism

- There is a point of time in certain a country’s history where they become dominant and more powerful than ever before. During this elongated process a country becomes an empire. The British and the Ottomans were states that succeeded in this process, but becoming an empire such as theirs required vast amounts of political and social maneuvering to expand their boundaries, called imperialism. Imperialism is, “a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force”....   [tags: their impact on world history]

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British Imperialism in India

- The influence of the British in the regions of India was dated all the way back during the times of the seventeenth century. Years of colonization spread English ways throughout all of India. They had brought over their own government system to India which was a huge reason as to how and why it is one of the most striking territories of the British Empire. The British began to take control of India solely because it was not a united country. The British had signed off treaties and had made numerous militant and trading allies with the states in India that were independent....   [tags: Trading, Ruling]

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British Imperalism in India

- Britain had a desire to have a more economic, political, and social influence over India. Even though the British never preserved a notable military existence in India, they were able to maintain political control. Many changes were made, which benefitted India, but there were also some changes, which contributed to its deterioration. Despite the negative impacts Britain left on India, imperialism is best understood as a strong country extending its authority, in order to increase its wealth, by bringing more of the world under its control, because Britain helped in the development of India from a nation-state, to a unified country, which is modernly the world’s largest democracy....   [tags: The East India Company]

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British Invasion of Afghanistan

- When Afghanistan was beginning its formation as a nation in the 1700s, two of that era’s major world powers were advancing toward Afghanistan: Britain westward from India and Russia moving eastward. “England was busy conquering India between 1757 and 1857, Visalli writes, “and Russia was spreading its control east, and was on Afghanistan’s border by 1828.” One of the most lucrative products that England exported from its new colony, India, was opium and by 1770 Britain had a monopoly on opium production in India and saw to it that cultivation spread into Afghanistan as well (the boundary between the two was ill-defined until 1893)....   [tags: russians, india, women]

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UK's Constitution: The Rule of Law and Parliamentary Sovereignty

- Parliamentary sovereignty, a core principle of the UK's constitution, essentially states that the Parliament is the ultimate legal authority, which possesses the power to create, modify or end any law. The judiciary cannot question its legislative competence, and a Parliament is not bound by former legislative provisions of earlier Parliaments. The ‘rule of law’ on the other hand, is a constitutional doctrine which primarily governs the operation of the legal system and the manner in which the powers of the state are exercised....   [tags: legal authority, power arbitrarily]

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British Imperial Policies and Colonial Resistance

- A new era was dawning on the American colonies and its mother country Britain, an era of revolution. The American colonists were subjected to many cruel acts of the British Parliament in order to benefit England itself. These British policies were forcing the Americans to rebellious feelings as their rights were constantly being violated by the British Crown. The colonies wanted to have an independent government and economy so they could create their own laws and stipulations. The British imperial policies affected the colonies economic, political, and geographic situation which intensified colonists’ resistance to British rule and intensified commitment to their republican values....   [tags: Taxes, Geography, Acts]

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Positive Effects of the British Colonization of India

- Many positive things happened during, and as a result of, the British colonization of India. When the East India Company took control of India in 1612, they began modernizing, westernizing, and industrializing India. This westernization included giving women more rights, an attempt to eliminate the caste system and the loss of many of the more backward Hindu religious beliefs such as the domination of women by men and denying an entire class of people any rights. British occupation also did things long term for India....   [tags: world history, european history]

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The During The Colonial Period Of The British Empire

- The time in which all three of the listed authors were writing, was in the colonial period of the British Empire. This had profound effects for not only what the ethnographers were writing about, as it was still in a period of systemic racism, but it also influenced who they were studying and why. In my opinion the ‘savages’ these theorists were studying, would not have been near so accessible or hospitable if they hadn’t been largely under the rule of the British empire. It would be extremely naïve to think that all of these diverse groups would have been welcoming of foreigners intruding on their lives if they hadn’t been under British control, whether it was direct or indirect....   [tags: Sociology, Anthropology, Bronisław Malinowski]

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Home Rule

- Home Rule It all took place between the 1870's and 1920's. Home rule was a huge part of the political life in Ireland, which meant that the Irish Parliament would be restored for most issues, but the British government would still cover many important areas (Conflict 3). The term Government Association started to be used very frequently; Isaac Butt was the gentleman who founded this association. In 1873 this became known as the Home Rule League and in 1874 a general election was held where fifty home rulers were elected to the Home Rule party also known as the Irish Parliamentary Party (Irish 29)...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The British Government

- The British Government This essay is going to be about whether or not the British government succeeded when dealing with the trouble since 1972. On Sunday 30th January 1972, Bloody Sunday took place. The events of this day provoked more violence and social unrest. This is because Bloody Sunday provided a recruitment boost for the IRA who stepped up their bombing campaign. All of this forced Britain to take responsibility of the trouble which soon followed. Direct rule meant that the province (Northern Ireland) was run by a British government minister, the Northern Ireland secretary....   [tags: Papers]

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The British Constitution

- The British Constitution A constitution is a set of laws on how a country is governed. The British Constitution is unwritten, unlike the constitution in America, and, as such, is referred to as an uncodified constitution. The British Constitution can be found in a variety of documents. Supporters of our constitution believe that the current way allows for flexibility and change to occur without too many problems. Those who want a written constitution believe that it should be codified so that the public as a whole has access to it – as opposed to just constitutional experts who know where to look and how to interpret it....   [tags: Papers]

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The Events Leading Up to the American Revolution

- ... The Stamp Act Congress denied the right of parliament to levy an internal tax in the colonies, and voiced American’s discontent. The colonist insisted the detested the law be repealed, and reinforced their demand by refusing to import British goods. Leading Britain to become furious with her distant subjects as the colonist began declaring acts of tyranny against them. With the refusal of British imports in America and constant riots British troops were sent to Boston to protect the Customs Commissioners, but were met by angry colonist leading to the Boston Massacre of 1770....   [tags: rule, taxes, rebellion, independence]

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Uganda: One of the Least Developed Countries in the World

- Despite its economic progress, Uganda is still one of the least developed countries in the world. From the latest report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Uganda has once again been listed among some of the least developed countries in the world. A per capita income of under US$170 makes Uganda today is one of the poorest countries in the world much like many of its neighboring African countries. It is a living testament today of the havoc caused by the political turmoil and economic decline brought about by insurmountable economic, political and social problems of the past several decades....   [tags: colonial rule, political turmoil]

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