HIS324H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Extraterritoriality

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Imperial colony or corporation: the english in india to 1857. Important to the empire once they lost the americas. Contribute greatly to british glory and fame, when they can control the large area. Their control is only as good as the cooperation of the ppl. I(cid:374)dia (cid:862)(cid:373)akes the differe(cid:374)(cid:272)e (cid:271)et(cid:449) (cid:271)ei(cid:374)g a 1st and 3rd rate po(cid:449)er(cid:863) palmerston. Needs reliable boots on the ground to understand what is worki(cid:374)g a(cid:374)d (cid:449)hat is(cid:374)(cid:859)t. Early 19th c half of the british army stationed in india. Eic has its own army that employs many locals. Took it for granted that india was theirs. Administration: colonial admins and admins working for the indian office, and a secretary of state for india in the british cabinet. Growth of the territorial empire neither planned nor directed by the govt, but they are just happy for it to happen no control from the metropole (cid:862) u(cid:271)-i(cid:373)perialis(cid:373)(cid:863) lo(cid:272)al i(cid:374)terests more dominant than those of the metropole;

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