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Evaluate the extent to which rulers of Indian states could exercise power independentlyfrom the British in the period 1750-1900.Indian States DBQ Sample EssayContextualizationThesisDocs used as evidenceHIPPOutside Historical KnowledgeDuring the 1700s and 1800s, European imperialism expanded from trading post empiresin the Indian Ocean to full scale colonization in places like India. While the Mughal Empire hadruled much of India for centuries, it was in decline by the 1700s. Countries like Great Britaingave extraordinary control to joint stock companies like the British East India Company toexpand their power and wealth overseas. Although initially some Indian states could exerciseauthority independently from the British through fighting off British control, over time most Indianstates were subjected to more British intervention in their governments and cultures.Initially, some Indian states successfully fought off British influence through warfare andrevolt. In Doc 2, the painting shows a battle in which an Indian state defeated the British EastIndia Company to maintain control of their state, showing that British takeover was not alwaysinevitable.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Lauren Bartell
Tags
British East India Company, rulers of Indian states

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