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- The strength of the British Empire was underpinned by the steamship and the telegraph
Despite being considered in 1897, it wasn’t until the year following Queen Victoria’s death that the first annual Empire Day was held for people to celebrate being proud to be part of such a large, powerful grouping of nations.
The most famous part of the British Empire was the East India Trading Company
- It controlled 23% of the world’s surface
Britain also outlawed the slave trade in the early 19th century and soon began enforcing this principle on other nations.
The so called “First Empire” (1600-1776) ended with the loss of the thirteen American colonies, in the War of Independence
1931 transformation into the Commonwealth.
1950s/1960s granting independence of many colonies.
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