British Imperialism in the age of Revolution

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  • India (B, E)
  • India (B, E)
  • India (B, E)
  • The British East India Company was interested in India's cotton and textiles.
  • Australia (B, D)
  • In 1763, Great Britain drove France out of India. 
  • Australia (B, D)
  • The British recruited native Indians to fight for the Crown.  They were called sepoys. The Hindu and Muslim sepoys were angered by the use of pig and cow fat to grease their rifles. The Sepoy Mutiny broke out in 1857 and resulted in many casualties, the capture of the last Mughal leader, and the take-over by the British government in india- the Raj.
  • North America (A, D)
  • Australia was a penal colony of Britain. As more British prisoners came, the number of Aborigines, Australian natives, decreased.
  • In 1851, gold was discovered. The resulting gold rush brought in many free settlers, including many Chinese.
  • Great Britain's North American colonies provided a great amount of wealth for their mother country. However, they soon became powerful enough to gain their independence.
  • B-b-but we treated you so well!
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