The Britsh Empire

The Britsh Empire

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  • we are jolly well going to bear well from this
  • yes We'll get lots of money from this, old chap
  • The East India company was founded in England in 1599 and soon began building trading warehouse in India
  • have you heard the news. The Brits are trying to take our trade
  • golly gosh we must show them what they are doing wrong. War I say
  • At the same time the Frech had their own East India company. The competition in 1700 escalated into a full scale war
  • how about we make deals with the Indians
  • good idea sir lets speak to them
  • the British agreed to help any Indian ruler who would help them trade and stop anyone who blocked their trade
  • in 1757 Robert Clive persuaded and Indian general to fight with him and overthrow Siraj-ud-Daula. He was captured and killed and this gave the British control of Bengal
  • I guess Bengal is no longer mine
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