the British East India Company began in the 17th century, it gained control over much of india.
the population of the country started to grow because of the many things brithish have don there, but indian community got into massive poverty
During 1700`s the British brought huge amounts of tea from China, but Chinese people didn't want to buy British goods
So British began selling a drug called opium that came from a flower, opium was so strong that once you try it was difficult to stop and the British started to sell more and more..
In the early 1800's the Japanese were unhappy with the weak of Tokugawa Shogunate. Many Japanese people wanted to change .
In 1853 the United States sent a military officer Mathew Perry to Japan he asked the Japanese to trade with the United States. Some Japanese wanted their policy of isolationism. But then the Japanese agreed to trade with America.