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British imperialism in India?

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September 12, 2011 2:23PM

The British used mercantilism to control India. Indians would grow the necessary materials for making cloth, then they would ship them to Britain to get spun into cloth, then the clothes would be sold back to the Indian people. Britain put an unbearable tax on salt, but people had to purchase it because it's a necessity in such a hot climate. Meanwhile, the poverty rate was very high and people were dying of starvation and disease everywhere, but Britain remained indifferent. Gandhi became the leader against this British regime. He used satyagraha, or the practice of nonviolent resistance, to overthrow British rule. He wanted everyone in India to get over the fact that they were of all different religions and classes and unite under one common goal. He wanted to abolish the idea of untouchables, or people who were co0nmcidered basically slaves form the time they were born. He made everyone, including himself and his wife, do "untouchable" work. He insisted that no matter how horrible the British were to them, they would only fight back with peaceful methods. He suffered emotionally and physically and was assassinated for his efforts.

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