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Ahmad asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

why was india called the 'jewel in the crown' of the british empire?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    India was the the 'jewel in the crown' of the British Empire because it was the most populous and valuable colony. India was abundant with valuable natural resources like gems, cotton, tea, etc. Also due to its high population Britain made a lot of money through taxation. It is estimated that on average Britain made £12m per year from India alone.

    Another reason for India's jewel status was that it also gave the British access to other parts of Asia. This access opened further trade with nations like China and would ultimately lead to the acquisition of places like Singapore and Burma.

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  • sutter
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    4 years ago

    Jewel In The Crown India

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    5 years ago

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    4 years ago

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    India was pretty much England's most valuable country. They called them the "Jewel of the Crown" in response to this. It was their way of recognizing the fact that, hey, India's got a lot of stuff we need? Go figure. I hope that this has helped!! Hayley. : )

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  • 1 decade ago

    India was the jewel of the empire because of all of its riches: natural resources, minerals, gold, animals, low cost labor, and culture. India was very large geographically speaking.

    Because India was so rich in resources, England was able to expand and control other countries in that part of the world due to its naval and military bases in India.

    It was as much a saber as it was a jewel

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    BESDIE FROM THE ECONOMICAL EXPLOITATION INDIA SUFFERED....

    THE "KOHINOOR" ON THE QUEEN CROWN WAS STOLEN FROM INDIA!!!!

    THE "JEWEL IN THE CROWN"....

    BEFORE THE COLONIAL ERA INDIA WAS A ECONOMIC POWER (BETWEEN 25-30% OF WORLD GDP) AFETR THE BRITISH LEFT IT WAS MERELY 3% OF THE WORLD GDP!

    POVERTY OVER 52%, NOW INDIA HAS MANAGED TO BRING IT DOWN TO 23%..

    NOT TO FORGET THE CRIMES LIKE: THE FAMINES DUE TO MISSMANAGEMENT, JALIANWALA BAHG MASSACRE ETC.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Because we weren't some undercover white thief.

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