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  • The Battle of the Somme as a Victory for the British

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    of the Somme as a Victory for the British This investigation seeks to evaluate the level of success for the British in the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and analyse whether this battle was really a "victory" for the British or not. The main body of this investigation outlines what happened to the British army in The Battle of the Somme in 1916, with references to many sources. The battle is then analysed to see to extent was it a victory for the British and to what extent it wasn't, with

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

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    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

  • The Battle of Vimy Ridge: The Birth of The Canadian Nation

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    merely an extension of allied forces; they now viewed their troops as an independent and unified entity. After the Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge, other counties immediately started to view Canada as a strong and determined army. In earlier years, many British and French attacks had been made against the ridge, as it was the barrier preventing the allies from getting to Lens-Douai Plain. The French has lost 150,000 men at Vimy, while the British also suffered heavy causalities. Before the battle at Vimy

  • Justification of the Canadian Participation in the Boer War

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    1899, the whole country was electrified when heard about the Imperial request from Britain.”[1] The Britain requested Canadians for help to defeat Boers in South Africa. This was the opportunity for Canada to demonstrate its importance in the British Empire and share in its military responsibilities but the “Canadian Prime Minister, Sir Wilfred Laurier, did not believe that Canada should be involved, but he faced growing agitation in English.”[2] Ultimately, the final decision, without any

  • The American Revolutionary War

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    English rule. With their independence at hand and the British troops sent back, how exactly did this war go to this conclusion? How did the colonists manage to outsmart and outdo the more advanced and adept English troops in battle? The issue of territory is one of the advantages the colonists had against their English enemies. This issue has also been one of the key reasons why the English armies did not win in this war. Since English troops mostly sailed from the home land, they would only be familiar

  • fsf

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    The late 1700s fostered a turbulent time between the British colonies and Great Britain. Colonists settled in the New World for a few generations had weakening relations with the “motherland. The colonies still belonged to the British making the colonists British citizens. The colonists rallied around the ideas of freedom and government ran by the people, prominent ideals of the Enlightenment. The British wanted to expand their dominance as a world power. Ideological differences regarding territorial

  • Did America undergo a revolution?

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    Did America undergo a revolution? Before we ask the main question, (whether America underwent a revolution in the Late 18th century) we must first define what a revolution is. In the past it used to mean there was a change in the society but then after a period of time it would return to the way it was, hence the word revolution, to revolve. Now if you look it up in the dictionary it tends to mean something radically changes and then stay's that way i.e. '' Fundamental change in values, political

  • Spanish Resistance to Napoleon

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    tactics that don’t involve mass confrontation. They rely more on long drawn out smaller confrontations, slowly but surely weakening the enemy. The most prominent of these was the Peninsular War, fought between the French and the British and the Spanish guerillas. The British were able to keep a strong defensive position and with help from the guerillas eventually drove out the French regime. This loss brought Napoleon closer to defeat and his enemies realized it, causing them to go on the offensive

  • The French and Indian War

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    known as the Seven Years War. At the peace conference in 1763, the British received Canada from France and Florida from Spain, but permitted France to keep its West Indian sugar islands and gave Louisiana to Spain. The treaty strengthened the American colonies significantly by removing their European rivals to the north and south and opening the Mississippi Valley to westward expansion. The war began as disputes over land between British colonists, officials, and the Iroquois Confederacy who were against

  • Taking a Look at Canada's Independence

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    A century ago, Canada was under control by the British Empire. The battles we fought the treaties we signed and the disputes we solved all helped us gain independence from our mother country “Britain”. Canadians fought a long battle protecting others, and from these battles we gained our peaceful reputation and our independence from Britain. Canada became a nation on July, 1st 1867. Although we were an independent country, our affairs and treaties were all still signed by Britain. In the next years