Colonial Rivalries in India
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Colonial Rivalries in India

Explore the fierce competition and rivalry between European powers in India, and how they sought to establish trade monopolies and colonial possessions. Learn about the struggle for power and control in the 18th century.

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What was the main objective of the European trading companies in India?

To earn maximum profits and attain a monopoly over trade.

What was necessary for the European trading companies to achieve their objectives?

To have control over the political power of the countries with which they had trade relations.

Which two European powers emerged as the major players in India by the 18th century?

The British and the French.

What was the outcome of the conflicts between the English and French in India?

<p>The English emerged victorious, having ousted the other European powers from the Indian trade market.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the ultimate goal of the European trading companies in their struggle for colonial possessions?

<p>To gain a monopoly over trade.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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