Does anyone have a concrete example of the British Empire using revolution to gain control over foreign resources, governments?

What motives did the British Empire have for expansion?

Britain had many reasons to want an empire. Economically, the rich natural resources available in Africa, Asia and the Pacific earned the country a lot of money as goods were imported and exported. Politically, it made Britain a very powerful country and allowed the spread of their influence across the world.

Who benefited from the British Empire?

Britain in the Nineteenth Century was the largest international creditor and in 1913 some 40% of all foreign investment was British. Most of this would have gone to the USA, the Dominions and Argentina, but India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and African states benefited.

Does the British Empire still exist?

The British Empire does not exist today. However, the Commonwealth is a free association of sovereign states comprising the United Kingdom and many of its former dependencies that acknowledge the British monarch as the association’s symbolic head.

How powerful was the British Empire?

At its height in 1922, it was the largest empire the world had ever seen, covering around a quarter of Earth’s land surface and ruling over 458 million people.

What good things did the British Empire do?

On the positive side, the Empire brought many changes in the countries within it, roads were built, schools and hospitals introduced as well as railways.

What helped the British Empire to grow so quickly?

Britain’s informal empire was aided by the Industrial Revolution, which provided the tools of Empire, such as the Gatling Gun, the railway, and the steamship.

How did the British Empire influence the world?

Alongside the formal control it exerted over its own colonies, Britain’s dominant position in world trade meant that it effectively controlled the economies of many countries, such as China, Argentina and Siam, which has been described by some historians as an “Informal Empire”.

What were three advantages the British had in the revolution?

Their soldiers were well equipped, well disciplined, well paid, and well fed. The British navy dominated the seas. Funds were much more easily raised by the Empire than by the Continental Congress.

Was the British Empire positive?

For good or bad, the British empire brought people into contact across the globe, transformed trade and drove forward the growth of cities. In short, it made the modern world – whatever you think of that.

What was the main motive of the British?

Answer: The main motive of the British rule in India was to acquire more and more resources and fulfil the needs of the British empire, the Queen and other powerful people.

What were the motives that led British?

The motives that led the British to follow an expansionist policy in India were: The British needed to counter the claims of rival Portuguese, French and Dutch companies. They needed to have political power as well as army in order to safeguard and further the company’s commercial interests.

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