4.5.11 - 4.5.11 Colonial Transformations 1 19th Century...

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4.5.11 Colonial Transformations 1. 19 th  Century British imperialism – construction of Asian “periphery” Indian cotton and British regional politics Political geography: 1947 petition Informal Empire of China 2. PBS documentary:  Colonial Days in the Philippines  (excerpt) An American periphery? 3. Post-colonial days: agri-business and informal imperialism Informal colonialism – The British East India Company essentially ran India in the early  19 th  century with the weight of the British Navy behind them In 1857 there was a rebellion, the ‘Indian Mutiny’. Britain crushed the rebellion and  established much more formal political control. Areas in eastern India were under direct  British control.  Britain wanted India for cotton, but they did not want them manufacturing it. They  wanted the Indian economy to complement their production activities.  In 1972, East Pakistan breaks off and becomes Bangladesh
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course GEOG 120 taught by Professor Whitmore during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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