The English East India Company

India has been independent for the past fifty years, but this freedom was long and difficult in coming. There were many conflicts and the British ruled in India for almost two hundred years. There is still some residual "Britishness” in India, especially in things like education and culture.

When world trading began mercantilisitic Britain saw its big chance. They started this company called the English East India Company which controlled almost all trade in India. The East India Co. was like an independent country, even though it had strong political ties to the British government, and used its power to control most of India.

During the middle of the eighteenth century, the French tried to take over part of India. With the help of the British government, the East India Co. fought off the French and then allowed them a few trading posts in the country. From these fights the Britain was able to gain even more land in India. British governmental policy w

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