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British Raj

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THE EARLY RAJ

  • British Rule startet in 1858
  • The rule of the East India Company was transfered to the Crown
  • Idustrial Revolution tooks part in India
  • Building of a large Infrastructure

BRITISH INDIA DURING THE WARS

  • In WW 1 more than 1,3 Million people fought for Great Britain
  • 43000 people were killed
  • In 1919 1500 unarmed protesters were shot
  • During WW 2 India helped Britain with 2,5 Million soldiers
  • 87000 were killed
  • The Indian independence movement gained strength

EAST INDIA COMPANY

  • First Trading Company
  • Needed to control the trading between India and Britain
  • Owner oft he trading Route between India and South Africa

GAINS AND LOSSES

  • Huge Market for goods and services

 Large scale investments due to the infrastructure  High taxation for Indian people  All profits were used in Great Britain and not in India