The British colonization on the Malay land because during the industrial revolution, the British was short of raw materials such as tin, and other natural resources. The British then looked at South East Asia such as the Malay Land (Tanah Melayu) where the British wanted. The British then colonised the Malay land which then spread their culture such as the English Language, education and many more social and infrastructural development . “The white man’s burden” (Kipling R. ) (1902) . My objective is to investigate whether being colonised by the British had brought more benefits to Malaysia as what we know today.
There were many factors that helped the growth of The British Empire such as early settlers and trading companies, however the Navigation Acts rapidly accelerated the success of the trading companies therefore expanding The British Empire. The Navigation Acts were a set of laws that kept trade in the hands of the British; this gave them ultimate power over most trade and gained them a lot of wealth and thus success. Government and war played a significant role in the growth of the British Empire which gave them more power such as the EIC winning a number of sea battles against the Dutch which granted another firmum which gave the company more effective trading. Trading companies helped the growth of the British Empire, as without these, there would have been no income, meaning Britain couldn’t gain more land and secure more footholds. The trading companies played a significant role in triggering the Navigation Acts, but it was the acts themselves that put trade in the hands of the British.
If it was possible to choose these council members it would put the King in a very high position of power, backed by a large amount of support. It can be argued that the Privy Council was part of Cromwell’s plan to modernise the state. Government changed from ‘medieval’ to ‘modern’ when Cromwell was around. This created a more personal monarchy which also increased its power. Suggesting, that Cromwell did succeed in enhancing royal power.
May-Lee Hoshi Modern World History 2B Bapi DBQ 17: Imperialism in India: An Evaluation European Imperialism in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries converted areas of Africa and Asia into a colonial empire that had really benefited the British. The Imperialism in India allowed the British to improve socially and economically without any negative consequences, while India, the colony, made great strides, but paid the price through lack of independence and the inability to develop as an industrial state. Both the colony and colonizers had a different point of view on what was happening to the countries. The British, the colonizers, believed that they were doing the countries a favor by helping India. British had introduced to the colony many new manufactured goods, technology, education, means or transportation and most importantly, better and quicker ways of communication (Document 1).
British Parliament believed that members of Parliament spoke out for all British subjects rather than the American colonial concept that the colonies could only be represented by men who lived nearby or who were elected to represent. Parliament advocated virtual representation while Americans advocated for individual representation. These British and American concepts paved the path for the American Revolution. Taxes were laid upon the people of the colonies to help pay off the war debt from the Seven Years War. Colonists found these acts as unjust and petitioned against Parliament creating a resistance movement and establishing groups and associations to help spread the word of resistance.
Despite this political remoteness, the vast majority of colonists remained loyal to the king, and recognized the British Parliament as the decisive source of governmental power. Relations between Britain and the colonies was congenial. The colonies relied on the British for trade and commerce for economic success, their military for defense from other nations who had interests in North America and political solidity. In 1756, the French and Indian War broke out between Britain and France, the two principal powers in North America. For the most part, this war was an imperial struggle for colonial land and wealth.
This corresponds to source 15 which mentions the “machinery of British rule” this agrees with the idea of the concessions only being made to allow further British control because there is a set of cogs that all need to work and India needs to be running smoothly in the British eyes to allow maximum profit from the ventures. India was the home of the cotton industry and tea and indigo was taken and sold by the British from India to keep Britain which allowed Britain to remain at highest economic prosperity. The cotton industry in England relied heavily on that in India not only was the economy at risk in Britain so was work. Without control in India this would have been lost so the reforms that were made such as the Morley Minto were aimed at keeping India under British control. These were not
When the British arrived in India they made the East India Trade Company, its purpose was to bring, silks, tea, and spices from the east. Queen Victoria was ruling Britain at the time and she was proclaimed “Empress of India”. She saw India as a jewel in the crown of the British empire. India was mostly rich in silks spices, diamonds, and gold. The British took most of it and sold it at a very high price.
More importantly, though, this caused great strain on the country and Charles couldn’t find the necessary funding to finance the wars, which lead to him implementing the Forced Loan on December 1627. This meant that people were pressured by ‘commissioners’ to ‘lend’ their money. It caused considerable ill-feeling among Parliament as it was technically a parliamentary taxation but they had not sanctioned it. Lord Chief Crew refused to pay the loan saying it was not legal; he was dismissed and other ‘refusers’ were arrested and imprisoned. As a result seventy six people including Sir Wentworth and other prominent MPs were imprisoned for refusing to pay.
It was Queen Elizabeth I who granted the “monopoly of trade to the east”, which reflects how the BEIC had state connections in the highest ranks of Royalty. The State influenced the stock market, and therefor the state of the Company’s financials. One can see why this close-knit relationship benefitted the company in more ways than one. Joint Stock ownership enabled the “separation of investors and managers “. This widened financial possibility and the resources that different people, the shareholders, can access.