Great Britain

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  • Granted Charter

    Granted Charter
    In 1599, the East India Company was granted a Royal Charter. The East India Company traded mainly in cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea and opium.
  • East India Company enters India

    In 1610, the Company built its first factory in south India in the town of Machilipatnam on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. The high profits reported by the Company after landing in India prompted King James to renew the charter given to the Company for an indefinite period.
  • Britain Wins

    Britain Wins
    In this year, the East India Comapny defeated the Portuguese and gained control of India
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    East India Company rule in India

  • British Colony

    Around the 1800s, India became a British colony (a territory inhabited and controlled by people from a foreign land).
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    India as a British Colony

  • Revolt

    In 1857, Indian troops revolted, triggering viloence all across India. THe British government crushed the rebellion and took control of India away from the East India Company. With that, the British Government began to rule India directly.