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#1 2014-07-30 02:01:08

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I have to do a history project about the British Empire.
Anyone who could help me? Like give me advice and stuffs? I asked it here because I want to know stuffs in India, and I know some of you are from India.

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#2 2014-07-30 04:36:52

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East India Company came to India and settled in Bengal in the 16th century as traders. After the battle of Plassey and Bauxar, the East India Company took over the control of Bengal from Nawab Siraj. With its base in Bengal, the British rule expanded in other parts of the country through wars and political crookeries. Soon, India was a colony of Britain.

In the year 1857, a widespread mutiny shook the foundations of the British army of the Company. The British Queen decided to take over administration from the company and India became a direct colony of England.

Ideas of Nationalism sparked off in Indians in the 20th century. Many freedom fighters launched several petitions, wars, protests against thr britsh claiming independence. Finally, after the WWII, in 1947, the British were forced to declare Indian independence.


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#3 2014-07-30 04:47:33

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Nice Summary.
I think what I should do is a "nothing last forever" theme. Because, as powerful as the empire might get, it still didn't last.

Question :
Let's say you're born in the time during british colonised India, how would you feel?


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#4 2014-07-30 04:59:59

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Because, as powerful as the empire might get, it still didn't last.

And when did it go down?


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#5 2014-07-30 05:02:17

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Note: The british reign has left a permanent mark on India. India has been divided into India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, destroying the unity in terms of religion. Also, the british reign is responsible for widespread xpoverty in India.

Counter question: which period? The common people would have different feelings on the british before the sepoy mutiny, after it, and during the nationalism period.


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#6 2014-07-30 05:07:12

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bobbym wrote:

Because, as powerful as the empire might get, it still didn't last.

And when did it go down?

After world war 2, the last of it(Hong Kong) was returned to china in 1997.
I was talking about something like the time, India have telegraphy and stuff? Modernisation period. In my history book, it says we united india and stuff... It says back then india have many kingdoms


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#7 2014-07-30 05:13:36

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Since WWII the alliance with the US has been very strong. They have considerable influence over here making them a behind the scenes power.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#8 2014-07-30 05:15:30

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World power no more. Considering india's military is stronger than the UK's


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#9 2014-07-30 05:16:57

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On the surface yes but if you mess with Great Britain you will surely be tangling with the US and its hidden allies.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#10 2014-07-30 05:21:42

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Indian space science is much developed than that of US, atleast by statistics.


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#11 2014-07-30 05:29:02

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The US was historically the reason for the visible decline in the size of the former British Empire. This again was only a surface gesture, an illusion. Their power now consists in the influence they exert with the country that is the UN watchdog.

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#12 2014-07-30 05:45:14

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Why is it an illusion?


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#13 2014-07-30 05:48:49

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They gave up some to gain more. But do not include any of this in your report. People should be spoon fed the fairy tale, it makes them happy.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#14 2014-07-30 05:51:22

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Tell me more...


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#15 2014-07-30 05:55:10

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You will possibly know a lot more about it than I ever did. I am old and you are young. You may very well see the changes that they have envisioned. I hopefully will be long gone by then.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#16 2014-07-30 05:56:31

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bobbym wrote:

You will possibly know a lot more about it than I ever did. I am old and you are young. You may very well see the changes that they have envisioned. I hopefully will be long gone by then.

Sounds creepy. So what will the future look like?


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#17 2014-07-30 06:00:31

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Looks like war first.


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#18 2014-07-30 06:02:16

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World War III?


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#19 2014-07-30 06:03:40

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Spending lots of money on military equipments is not a sign of prgress.


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#20 2014-07-30 06:05:12

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I agree.


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#21 2014-07-30 06:10:17

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Spending lots of money on military equipments is not a sign of prgress.

It depends on your definition of progress. You are human and will have a different definition.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#22 2014-07-30 06:14:57

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I am an immobile computer.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#23 2014-07-30 06:17:53

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Then you will understand that to them war is progress.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#24 2014-07-30 06:20:43

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Yes, but I am not them and to me progress is running the pickup algorithm in Agnishom's prefrontal cortex.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#25 2014-07-30 06:22:00

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I do not think that is progress. I think you should be running M's help pages in front of your eyeballs.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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