State your Opinion. European powers fought with each other on Indian land. - History

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State your Opinion.

European powers fought with each other on Indian land.

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Solution

  1. The Portuguese, the Dutch, the British, and the French were the four major European powers who arrived in India to establish their trade links and subsequently held colonial possessions.
  2. Major well as minor conflicts among them often took place from time to time for commercial and political supremacy.
  3. The Portuguese who were the first to come to India set up their factories and colonial posts here and faced stiff competition from the Dutch but the Dutch proved weak before them as they could not withstand the stiff competition of the Portuguese and the British and thus retired from India.
  4. Ever since the British came to India they faced challenges from the European powers like the Dutch, the Portuguese, and the French.
  5. The Portuguese and the Dutch were not serious and potent rivals to the British.
  6. The only strong rival of the British was the French who were also the last Europeans to come to India.
  7. The British efforts to establish a complete monopoly over trade and commerce in India, again and again, brought them into conflict with the French.
  8. Consequently, three long battles were fought between these two European powers during a period of 20 years (1744 AD-1763 AD) with the aim of capturing commercial as well as territorial control.
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Chapter 3: India and European Colonialism - State your Opinion

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SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank 12th Standard HSC History Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 3 India and European Colonialism
State your Opinion | Q 5 3.
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