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HS102 hw 1 - Molly McMahon Dr M Waters HS 102 Tues...

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Molly McMahon McMahon 1 Dr. M. Waters HS 102/ Tues. 7:25-10:00 pm 21 April 2009 Asia in the Era of Western Imperialism, and Nation-Building (the U.S) in the Western Hemisphere Group D 1. The negative effects of British rule in India were the crumbling of the Indian political system and the occurrence of several disputes and wars. Robert Clive, leader of the East India Company, defeated a key Indian ruler of Bengal at the Battle of Plassey in 1757, establishing the introduction to British rule in India. Until 1858, much of India was still officially the dominion of the Mughal emperor, but by 1858, a transition of power occurred, making the British East India Company master of all of India. “Anger among some social groups, however, was seething under the governor-generalship of James Dalhousie who annexed the Punjab in 1849 after victory in the Second Sikh War, annexed seven princely states on the basis of lapse, annexed the key state of Oudh on the basis of misgovernment, and upset cultural sensibilities by banning Hindu practices.”
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