History - the British empire in India

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When was India part of the British empire?
From 1858 - 1954
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What was the name given to India during the British rule?
The British raj
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How long did the Indian mutiny last?
Between 1857-1858
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Why did the Indian mutiny happen?
Because sepoys were serving in the army of the British east India company
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Who won the Indian mutiny?
The British, with the help of some Indian soldiers who sided them
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Give 3 of India's strengths
Ability to build, they cared for other cultures, variety of different goods to trade, wise and powerful leader.
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Give 3 of India's weaknesses
India lived in a land of extremes and had droughts and monsoons, India was divided into lot's of different Muslim,Sikh and Hindu kingdoms, India traded gunpowder
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Why was India so important to the British empire?
India had many trading goods and also has a vast population so Britain paid Indian men to fight their wars.
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Give 5 goods India traded
Cotton,silk,spices,rice and tea
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Who was the Indian ruler at the time of the empire?
Sake deen Mohamed
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Give a positive of the Indian peasants
The British helped the peasants by introducing systems of law and order
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Give a negative of the Indian peasants
They died from famines (starvation)
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Give a positive of the native princes
This sometimes formed alliances
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Give a negative of the native princes
They often found themselves fighting against the British
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Give a positive of the British officers
They had higher standards and had the help of servants
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Give a positive for the Indian sepoys
They were provided with clothes, weapons and ammunition
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Give a negative for the Indian sepoys
They didn't get a lot of money and would receive harsh punishment if they didn't do what they were told.
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Give a positive for the Hindu priests
They were allowed to practice their religion
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Give a negative for the Hindu preists
The British were against some of the local religious rituals such as sati.
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Who do you think benefitted the most from being in the British empire?
British officers because they good good pay and they had servants to do things for them. They also had a higher standard which meant greater respect
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Who do you think suffered the most from being in the British empire?
Indian peasants because many of them died from famines, the British also did not attemp to help them at times. Which made them very weak.
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What problems might Britain face in the future?
War because the native princes, Indian peasants, Hindu priests and Indian sepoys might want revenge from Britain for treating them so badly.
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