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Unit 10 Part 1: Colonial Rule in Southeast Asia and British Rule in India - "the British Raj"
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British East India Company
created to control trade between Britain, India and East Asia
an Indian soldier hired by the British East India Company to protect the company's interests in the region
a rebellion of Hindu and Muslim soldiers against the British in India (1857)
the British rule of India from 1757 until 1947
Indian National Congress
political party in India founded in 1885 to press for greater rights for Indians under British rule; later called for independence.
political group founded in India in 1906 to protect the rights of Indian Muslims
a governor who ruled as a representative of a monarch
involving the general public or civic affairs
trade treaties that China signed under pressure of invasion; gave Western powers trade benefits
the right of citizens to be tried in the courts of their native country rather than in the courts of the country that they are living
(1850-1864), revolt against the Qing dynasty in China led by Hong Xiuquan, a convert to Christianity, over 20 million Chinese die; finally suppressed by with British and French aid
(1900) siege of a foreign settlement in Beijing by Chinese nationalists who were angry at foreign involvement in China
(1866-1925) Chinese statesmen and revolutionary leader; he believed that China should be a democracy without an emperor
Treaty of Kanagawa
(1854), trade treaty between Japan and the United States that helped end Japanese isolationism.
(1852-1912), Emperor of Japan who restored imperial rule away from the Shoguns - pushed for many reforms in Japan.
1894), war fought between China and Japan for influence in Korea; Japan's victory symbolized its successful modernization
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