How much of the world did the british empire control?
The British empire was the biggest the world had ever seen,it spanned the whole globe. Europe,northern America,India and Indian empire,Iraq,Kuwait,New Zealand,Africa,Sudan,Kenya,uganda,Sierra Leone,Nigeria, the list goes on and on.... the map is here for you to see, the map is marked in red where the British ruled. enjoy! http://worldroundup.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/british_empire_1920s.png
the British empire 1900, is in the year 1900 how much of the world Britain controll
It ruled about a 1/3 of the world
Unusually, the British Empire was founded on trade and colonisation as much as by military conquest.
because the was too much of it
I t has a lot!
1/4 of Earth's land.
Britain was widely acknowledged as the leading world power from about 1815-1914. (However, its power within Europe was less). The sun never set on the British Empire. It covered so much territory that it was always daytime someplace in the Empire. They had Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands, much of the Middle East and many other areas in their control.
Many historians argue about this, but I would date the beginning of the British Empire with the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. This let Europe know England was for real and not a tiny, backward little kingdom anymore. More importantly, the British Navy was for real, and they played for keeps. The height of the British Empire was in the 1700s, the 1800s, all the way up until the end of World War… Read More
The Ottoman Empire controlled most of the eastern Mediterranean. It even conquered a small part of Greece. That was in the olden times.
Because the British would not have so much opportunity to develop them in the British style and spirit.
It was one of the busiest ports in the world and the capital city of the British Empire.
They do have a connection to the British Empire - so much so, that they're even one of the 16 Commonwealth Dominions which acknowledge the British Monarch as their Head of State.
The British Empire was the largest Empire the world has ever known. What they did was snap-up all the undeveloped places and impose their culture on it. This included the English language.
The largest contiguous empire (the largest empire confined to a single land mass) was the Mongol Empire which, at its largest extent covered 33,000,000 sq km or 12,741,000 sq miles, some 22% of the earth's total land area. The Mongol Empire was the second largest empire after the British Empire which was a maritime empire and not confined to a single land mass. The British Empire was the largest empire in history. At it's peak… Read More
In 1900, the British Empire covered one fifth of the globe in terms of land surface. At its height, it ruled over 458 million people.
India, Canada, Australia, China, & New Zealand were 5 countries that were either partially or fully controlled by the British Empire in 1850. Though there were much more than 5 countries in the empire in 1850.
Due to the fact that the British empire operated pretty much all around the world and had to have the best navy to hold its vast empire, which it did for most if not all of the 19th century.
the british empire in the nineteenth century was ruled by a constitutional monarchy.The british parliament headed by a prime minister co-ruled with the king and queen.For much of the nineteenth century the monarches of Britain were the prince consort Albert and the empress/Queen Victoria. The british empire was bankrupt by george 4th actually!
By the end of the 19th century, the British Empire accounted for 25% of the world's land surface.
The British Empire (map) was the largest empire ever, consisting of over 25% of the world's population and area. It included India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Rhodesia, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, several islands in the West Indies and various colonies on the African coast.
While the British Navy was incredibly powerful and large, Bismarck's land-forces were far larger. As a result, Bismarck joked, saying, "If the British Army landed in Europe, I'd get the Belgian police to arrest them."
had much to do with British Empire - late 19th century
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Yes...she had great power.it was the time where the british empire was at its strongest.
Yes, very much so, though the British Empire does not exist any longer. Instead there is the Commonwealth, which is an organisation of former Empire nations who co-operate together to maintain the best aspects and principles of the former Empire without the more negative ones.
Before WW1 Canada was part of the British Empire, after WW1 Canada had pretty much proven itself to the British that they are deserving to be their own country.
The system of measurement used across the British Empire. Now pretty much abandoned in favour of the metric system as what little is left of the British Empire is absorbed by a European federal state.
The East India Co
The British Empire was the largest empire that has ever existed on earth, even with the loss of the American colonies. The British Empire included holdings on all continents except Antarctica, and the entire continent of Australia, as well as India, much of Africa, Canada, various holdings in the Caribbean and South America, and numerous holdings of smaller islands and territories in all of the world's ice-free oceans.
No, much much larger. It covered today's Libya, Egypt, the Middle East, Persia, Central Asia and Pakistan, in addition to having control of modern day Turkey. The Ottoman Empire was the famous empire (several centuries later) that was based out of Turkey and which became Turkey after World War I.
I think you mean The British Empire!?! The answer is 1/3rd of the world at one time or another was part of the British Empire. From 1750-1950 the empire included countries such as India, Canada, Jamaica, Thailand, South Africa, Australia, and many, many others, North America, including the now USA, was also part of the British Empire up until the War of Independence. This means that the peoples ethnic groups included White Europeans (in the… Read More
The British Empire - which includes England - owned around 25% of the earth's land surface which included over 50 countries and territories.
It will depend on many factors. What specific British Empire country issued it, whether they are used or mint, and their condition. Consult a stamp catalog for the country in question and identify the stamp. It will also assist you in finding the value.
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, overall it was. It greatly helped push forward the world into the modern age.
During the War of 1812, the British launched an assault on New Orleans. The attack was meant to take control of the city and as much of Louisiana as possible. This would be valuable bargaining chips in the peace negotiations in Ghent. The British also hoped to have the people there to secede from the US and join either the Spanish empire, or attach themselves to Great Britain.
There are many. The Imperial system, which was in common use across much of the British Empire, is one.
British Empire, Japanese Empire, Persian Empire, Roman Empire, Chinese Empire, Russian Empire and French Empire The above answer are not examples of imperialism. Simply listing the names of empires is not sufficient. Imperialism requires a take over by using force. It implies creating a sphere of influence by the threat of force or also using force. It begs the question of; Did the Persian empire exist because of conquest or was it simply called an… Read More
Answer: The majority of India had, historically, been part of the Mughal Empire, however after a rebellion in India the Mughal Emperor was deposed there. The British East India Company arrived in India, along with other colonial powers, during the 1600's. The company set up various trading posts on the sub continent. The east India Company later started claiming much land in India until the rebellion of 1857, which ended badly for the Company and… Read More
The First World War begain in 1914, but the United States of America entered the war much later on, in 1917. It allied itself with the British Empire, Kingdom of Italy, the French Republic and the Russian Empire. These countries were fighting the war against a rival alliance of countries called the "Central Powers" - this included the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Kingdom of Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire.
India was the richest country in the world until the British came. It has spices, workforce, an enormous amount of wealth, excellent trading ports and obviously made Britain so much more richer. The British would call India the "jewel in the crown"
The Ottoman Empire ceded much of its territory, and European nations took control. Additionally, there was a coup d'etat by senior Military Officers called the Young Turks (Jön Türkler) who proclaimed the Government of the Republic of Turkey, ending the Ottoman Empire in 1923.
they thought jamaica was a vunrable country, and they also wanted as much land as possible.
To provide much needed labor to farm the lands for cotton and tobacco - to supply the British Empire.
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It overcame Indian forces at the Battle of Plassey
after the punic wars, there was to much power for a government to control wich then led to the build of the roman empire.
Basically all of Europe except Russia. The empire stretched from France to just outside of Moscow.
The expansion of the Ottoman Empire began soon after 1450. In 1453, the Ottomans took Constantinople, which gave them control over what had been the ByzantineEmpire. This gave the Ottomans control over much of the Balkans. ... During that time, the Ottomans took Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Arabia.
It is important to remember that the British Empire gained most of its territories in the 1800's, a time when racism was in almost every civilized nation and culture. It is also important to remember that as time went on, racism faded and life in the Empire got much better. It is also important to know that many good things came from the Empire, as well. Negative effects: Slavery (the natives had enslaved eachother before… Read More
They didn't change anything, just took a lot of ideas and money from them, that's why they don't get on that much nowadays.