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The Suez Canal was viewed as the "Lifeline of the Empire" because it allowed Britain quicker access to its colonies in Asia and Africa.

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What is the British lifeline to India?

The Suez Canal.


In the late nineteenth century the british commonly referred to the suez canal in egypt as lifeline of the empire because it?

provided a strategic shipping route to British colonies.


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By travelling through the Suez Canal, shipping no longer had to transverse the whole of the continent of Africa- shortening the journey to India and the Far East by several days.


Why was Egypt an important country to the british empire?

because they had Suez Canal


The role technology played in the construction of the Suez canal and empire building?

The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Suez. This typically would have been dug by hand, but the canal utilized new steam technology and dredging systems to create the canal. When Egypt took over the Suez Canal Company, it marked the end of the British Empire's control on the area.


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Suez canal


Who finished the Suez canal?

The British actually finished the Suez Canal, even though the French started building it.


When did the British empire come to an end?

That's kind of a subjective question, but in my mind it was in 1956 when Egypt took the Suez Canal away from the British. When India threw the British out.


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The British


German empire build in the isiamic region?

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What did Sudan give to the British empire?

Sudan was part of the main shipping route to the East. Britain needed to control the Suez Canal.


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