Imperialism in Asia quiz
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1857-1858 The British had set up a trading post and eventually colonized India. They used natives as mercenaries and called them sepoys until they revolted.
We need you to be our mercenaries, even though we constantly oppress you and your people.
The British prevented India's economy from operating on it's own and tried converting them to christianity
Hey so hinduism is cool or whatever but have you heard of this cooler dude called Jesus?
Eventually gossip spread that the new cartridges for their rifles would be sealed with beef and pork fat, both of which carry religious significance to the sepoys
ugh you will not believe what i just heard
90 sepoys refused to use the cartridges and were jailed, the rest of the sepoys revolted in response
Both armies fought for a little over a year but the British eventually won, after slaughtering each other and women and children
Following the revolution Britain appointed a viceroy, who ruled in Britain's name until 1947