How British take over India
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1599 The East India Company founded and began trading in India
India was not united country. There were many small states, Each one with its own ruler . The East India company sometimes asked for permission to trade in Indian states but sometimes it did not.
You are in control of Queen Victoria!
I know but what did she promise the Indians?!
French had their own East India Company. In 1700 It escalated into a full scale war and the armies from these two countries were dragged.
The British agreed that they would help any Indian ruler who would help them to trade and they would defeat any ruler who blocked their trade
Robert Clive persuaded a Indian general to fight with him and overthrow Siraj-Ud-Daula the ruler of Bengal. The battle was won by Robert Clive and British got Bengal.
Robert Clive treated as a hero in England. From then he took more and more Indian states under British control. The French were soon defeated and pushed out of India.
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