Britain's motivations for Imperialism (Political (Global Presence…
Britain's motivations for Imperialism
Setting up a colony in India would help the british to wage war more strategically and easily
It could help in the case that they would want to wage war with one of these countries they would be able to start the war from a much closer vantage point.
It would also help in the case that the British wanted to wage war with other European countries, as they could attack from two battlefronts, both from Britain and India
Setting up a colony in India would also help the British to defend, or set up a counterattack more effectively.
It would be useful when defending from other countries as they could reposition the large amount of troops in India to Europe to help Britain defeat the attackers.
It would also be useful if an attacking country was depleting much of its manpower for the attack, as the troops in India could set up a counter attack to conquer the country when it is weak.
Were millions of people in India that they could take over and force to work
Provided lots of "volunteers" for many different wars which would help them to gain lots of power.
To take control of the various resources that have been placed in India
British traders in India and changed their philosophy because they believed fighting and colonizing India was easier than trading with them
In order to enslave the large population that India had
The British wanted access to a larger population in order to make them as slaves
So that they could force them to work, and make money for them
India has many efficient trade routes with many different countries
This could grant them access to many different countries and trade with them
Such as China. By setting up a colony in India, they could more easily trade with nearby asian and middle eastern countries
The British could send the tradable materials first to India, and then to China for safer transport, or they could trade with the materials that are already available in India.
They wanted to increase the amount of english speakers around the globe
So that they would have a larger cultural background across the world
They could imply many of their ideologies across the globe which include
Judiciary rule of law
Many different religious practices that are used in Britain
Going to Church
The church having a small effect on the government