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British Empire

Australia and its surrounding islands of Van Diemen’s Land. Through this type of punishment the United Kingdom hoped to rid itself of variants and to begin colonization of a new colony in a distant land in hopes of further expanding the empire. By expanding the empire through transportation these convicts brought with them traditions and customs familiar to them, some positive and some negative. In 1718 the Parliament passed the Transportation Acts, it did not begin the practice of transportation;...

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British Empire and Great Power

The foreign policy failures of British governments in the years 1951 to 1964 were due to a lack of realism about Britain's position in the world: Over the period 1951 – 1964 the British government faced many foreign policy failures. These include; decolonization of Britain’s empire. Downfall of the EFTA which was originally set up as Britain was unable to join the EEC. Also the catastrophic Suez crisis which left Britain in great humiliation. Many historians would argue that these foreign policy...

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British Empire and Young People

they were when they left. Foreigners were merely quaint. They really belonged to the servant class. Colonialism, in the days of the British Empire, for example, had various subtle effects on British character. Members of the Raj and the army were dispatched to, say India, with a set of preconceived ideas about the essential superiority and rightness of the British character and system. The system did good in many ways, not least in maintaining the pax Britannica . And undoubtedly some of the values...

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British Empire and Central American Slave

loyalty to the colony. laid siege to Charleston but had to retreat when the Royal Navy brought reinforcements. By the eighteenth-century, Indian societies: Answer A.were well integrated into the British imperial system. were viewed in the same way by traders, British officials, and farmers. benefited from the Walking Purchase of 1737. never warred with the colonists. had access to the liberties guaranteed to Englishmen. were mostly former indentured...

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The Relationship between the British Empire and the British Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century.

industrialized country and an empire. The Industrial Revolution can be regarded as a technological change in Britain when manufacturing began to rely on steam power rather than on animal labour or wind power. The overall economic shift towards large scale industry rather than small scale individual operations. The British Empire was expanding rapidly during the 18th century. An empire is a large, multi-ethnic state, whose political structure is held together by force. The British colonised most of Africa...

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Did the British Empire Improve Lives in Africa?

Did the British Empire improve people’s lives in Africa? I will start off by defining the terms of this essay. ‘Improve’, in this context, means the African people’s lives developing and the standard of living getting better. The British Empire in Africa was vast. It included lands in North Africa, such as Egypt, much of West Africa, and huge territories in Southern and East Africa. British rule had a huge impact on the lives of millions of Africans. Before the British rule in Africa, African...

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British Empire

The British Empire Structure introduction British Empire Introduction to British imperialism Timeline explanations from Empire to Commonwealth Questions to class Sources 1. The British Empire The phrase, "the Empire on which the sun never sets", has been used with variations to describe certain global empires that were so extensive that there was always at least one part of their territory in daylight. The British Empire was the largest colonial empire in history...

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Was Trade the Most Important Factor of British Empire

Was Trade the Most Important Factor of the Growth of the British Empire. Do You Agree? At the Cutty Sark I learned that the ship traded tea from China. It was able to carry 10,335 tea chests. It left from London with mining gear, beer, coal and household goods. This shows that trade was quite an important factor for the Empire because people were able to use items and foods that they did not get in their own country and it also increases colonisation because some people from the UK would stay...

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Army: World War Ii and British Empire

infrastructure of the British Indian Army. In whichever war they have been presented, victory was always theirs. Apart from conflicts, the army has also been an active participant in the United Nations Peacekeeping missions. The British army was a critical force for the dominance of the British Empire, both in India and across the world. In World War I and II, the Indian Army has served. They have fought in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and won glory for the British Empire. They have served in...

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What was the most important factor in the Growth of the British Empire?

 Trade was the most important factor in the growth of the British Empire. Do you agree? One of the main factors of the growth of the British Empire is trade. The other main factors are: rivalries with other European countries, the spread of Christianity and the desire to colonise. All of these factors are important, but I think that the main one is trade. Trade earned a lot of money, and the East India Company had a lot to do with this. Some of the money which was made from...

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