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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The British and India The Uncalled For Interference: Take Two 1757 - Battle of Plassey Rise of the British Raj due to fierce British and French rivalry -During the 18th century fought on different sides in five major wars -British won all except American war of Independence (1775 - 1783) 1740s - First British victory v. French and Indian princes British v. Indians<3000 British troops and Indian sepoysv. army of 50,000 IndiansRobert Clive - British strategist of southSiraj ud-daula - young teenage ruler of BengalHindu bankers funded British to get back at local princesBought off enemy's chief general and several key allies -Numbers became even -Clive skillful leadership and superior artilleryBritish won fertile and sizeable Bengal - Bihar region -foundations for the British Indian empire VS. We are sepoys, Indian troops. The British relied heavily on us in their domination of India. British advanced from their three trading towns on Indian coast: Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta(became 3 administrative centers of the threepresidencies of India territory The British would take India with both deceit and skill, their main motivation being the fierce French and British rivalry. Tensions would mount until the Battle of Plassey in which the British strategist Robert Clive paid off Indian spies with the money from mad Hindu bankers to learn of all the divisions and weaknesses within the teenage rulers' army. He effectively paid them off and with his superior artillery and leadership won the Bengal region for the British which would laterbecome the foundation for Britain's Indian and global empire.
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