Indian Independence Movement

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Systems of governance and authority can have a profound influence on the development of human societies. All types of governments from local politics to federal bureaucracies to huge empires maintain their authority through specific techniques, including fostering a shared identity (nationalism), developing economic interdependence, and sometimes using overt force. Challenges to that authority through violent and nonviolent revolution can have significant consequences, including the collapse and replacement of whole systems of governance. You have studied multiple forms of governance (including ancient and contemporary empires) and resistance to authority (in both violent and nonviolent revolutions) that occurred in societies within the Americas, India, Southeast Asia, and Africa. In this task, you will examine systems of governance and the reactions of the governed peoples in specific areas of the world. Task: A. Discuss the rise of imperialism or colonialism in one area of the world from India. India came under British colonialism or imperialism via subterfuge from the British and through their desire for expansion and money. It all started with the European trading advantages that Europe enjoyed in India and with unrest of the country with Hindu majority and Muslims. Between 1450 1750, Dutch traders stepped into the Indies whilst British traders took advantage of the weak Mughal Empire and during the Seven Years War emerged victorious over France and became the dominant
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