History of the English East India Company

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 23 April 2024

Did you know the English East India Company’s tea trade was fueled by the opium trade?

The English East India Company (EIC) – also known as the British East India Company – was an immensely successful trading company founded in 1600 that controlled trade on the Indian subcontinent until 1858. With a massive private army, and the backing of the British government, the East India Company essentially looted India while furthering Britain’s imperialistic policies. The shareholders of the company made millions while India became impoverished, and the British government supported the company’s policies because many of the shareholders were also high-ranking politicians.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
0:44 Introduction to the East India Company
1:28 Foundation & Trade
2:50 Triangular Trade
5:09 A State Within a State
6:17 Challenges and Government Regulation
8:14 Downfall & Takeover
10:18 Outro

— WANT TO KNOW MORE? —
East India Company https://www.worldhistory.org/East_India_Company/
Fall of the East India Company https://www.worldhistory.org/article/2096/fall-of-the-east-india-company/
Trade Goods of the East India Company https://www.worldhistory.org/article/2078/trade-goods-of-the-east-india-company/
Armies of the East India Company https://www.worldhistory.org/article/2080/the-armies-of-the-east-india-company/
The English and Dutch East India Companies' Invasions of India https://www.worldhistory.org/article/2048/the-english-and-dutch-east-india-companies-invasio/
Anglo-Mysore Wars https://www.worldhistory.org/Anglo-Mysore_Wars/
Robert Clive https://www.worldhistory.org/Robert_Clive/

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Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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