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In History of England

What is the British empire?

The British Empire was a group of colonies which had sworn their services and troops to their mother country - Britiain. If there was a war, all of the colonies were automatic ( Full Answer )
In History of England

What was the British Empire?

The British Empire was the biggest in history and had global power. It lasted for a century and had 458 million people. (Approximately a quarter of the population) it took up ( Full Answer )
In United Kingdom

Who was the British Empire?

don't you mean what?? The British empire were the lands ruled by the British King or Queen / Government, taken usually by conquest, such as India, Burma, and Australia. Some w ( Full Answer )
In History of England

Is the british empire an empire to be proud of?

For who to be proud of? I don't think anyone alive today had much to do with it so nobody has any reason to be proud really. Whether it was good for the world though- yeah, ( Full Answer )
In History of England

Where was the British empire?

The British Empire was a world wide Empire and had territories in all of the world's continents. It spanned 33.67 million km² (13 million square miles), about 1/4 of the Ea ( Full Answer )
In History of England

When was the British empire about?

The British Empire entered existence in 1583 with the conquest of Newfoundland and ended in 1997 with the handover of Hong Kong to China. The British Empire existed for 414 ye ( Full Answer )
In History, Politics & Society

Was the British Empire the largest empire?

At its height it was the largest empire in history, yes. British have been powerful and mostly unconquerable throughout the ages. They are verry defensive and have the powe ( Full Answer )
In History of Europe

How did the British Empire not benefit its Empire?

I think it is fair, at least I hope it is, to say that Britain did well for the Empire. I also hope that those who were subjected to British rule, for as long as it lasted, do ( Full Answer )
In History of Europe

Where was the british empire in the 18th empire?

I believe you mean 18th century... The British Empire consisted of Gibraltar, smaller ports in Africa,Asia and India, as well as Canada and the Eastern United States.
In History of England

Why did you have the British empire?

Because other country's who had things like cotton and rice joined the British empire. When they joined it they traded cotton and rice for other things. That's why we had an e ( Full Answer )
In History of England

How did you get a British empire?

First of all we took over various countries after exploring them and realized that they had qualities and the ability to grow and biuld stuff that we couldn't in the UK. And f ( Full Answer )
In History of England

Why was the british empire an empire to be proud of?

The simple answer is the legacy it left the world. The more complex - but still overall simplistic - answer is below... So why was the empire one to be proud of? In many re ( Full Answer )
In History of England

Why was the british empire an empire to be ashamed of?

The shame of the empire comes from the brutality of the slave trade, the unjust treatment of native peoples, the neglect of children and basically any other form of abuse you ( Full Answer )
In History of England

How did the british empire expand there empire?

The British had THE BEST Navy, at the time, and as such were able to move quickly, to other countries, and take them without hesitation, as they came in fleets, carrying hundr ( Full Answer )
In UK History

Who was a Self governing empire in british empire?

There have been a few different Self-governing colonies in theBritish Empire. One that comes to mind is Southern Rhodesia, knowntoday as Zimbabwe.
In History of England

What did the British feel about the British empire?

In the 1940s a survey was done where the vast majority of Britons could not name a single colony. More people thought Lincolnshire was a colony than India. Beyond patriotic at ( Full Answer )
In History of Europe

Is the british empire the biggest empire?

Yes, the British Empire was the largest Empire in history spanning 33.67 million km² (13 million square miles), about 1/4 of the Earth's total land area, and encompassing 1 ( Full Answer )
In History of England

Why did the british empire want a empire?

They didn't. They just sort of acquired it as history ticked on and they became ever richer, began to dominate trade and beat their enemies.
In History of England

What did British empire do?

they had the largest navy in the world, and the largest empire in the world at one point. they used to say the sun never sets on the british empire, which was at one time true ( Full Answer )
In UK History

Why did the British spread the British empire?

To gain power and a larger influence over the world. Without the British Empire, we wouldn't have most of the technology, medicines, Etc. That we have today, most of the money ( Full Answer )
In History of England

How did the British Empire benefit its Empire?

Here's the benefit to India for example: Social: 1. Sati or Suttee : William Bentinck abolished it finally after collecting data that 800 died in Sati in Bengal alone ( Full Answer )
In Cyprus

What did the British Empire get out of Cyprus being part of the British Empire?

Cyprus was mainly needed as a "coaling station" for naval craft on their way to the East Mediteranean or through the Suez Canal to India and beyond. Along with Gibraltar and M ( Full Answer )
In History of England

Was the British empire an empire to be proud of or ashamed of?

It was one to be very proud of. The British Empire was the largest empire to have ever existed on this planet. The British Empire spanned 12.82 million miles squared (33. ( Full Answer )