2. East India Company.pptx

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EAST INDIA COMPANY
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East India Company East India Company , also called English East India Company (1600–1708); Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies (1708–1873); United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies; English company formed for the exploitation of trade with East and South Asia and India, incorporated by royal charter on December 31, 1600.
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East India Company Starting as a monopolistic trading body, the company became involved in politics and acted as an agent of British imperialism in India from the early 18th century to the mid- 19th century. In addition, the activities of the company in China in the 19th century served as a catalyst for the expansion of British influence there.
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East India Company The company was formed to do spice trade in the East India. That trade had been a monopoly of Spain and Portugal until the defeat of Spanish Armada (1588) by England gave the English the chance to break the monopoly. There were temporary joint stocks until 1657, when a permanent joint stock was raised.
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East India Company The company’s defeat of the Portuguese in India (1612) won them trading concessions from the Mughal Empire.
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