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The dream and voyage of India came to Britains interest in the early 17th century Portuguese sailors and merchants proclaimed that they had discovered a new and foreign land The idea of an expedition to India was encouraged by Englands booming economy that was continually spending money on new items and luxuries Because of the industrial revolution a change occurred that allowed a lot of people to make more money than they had before This extra income could now be spent on various luxuries that had not been available before All of the sudden Britain had profit citizens were making more money and the birth of luxurious living appealed to a greater amount of the population than ever before Having the basic necessities paid for was the struggle that the majority of British citizens had struggled with before Now that excess money was coming in partly because of more factory jobs available due to the industrial revolution a market was needed to accommodate citizens extra wants to be fulfilled An industry that offered more than just simple clothing basic food and plain housing was in dire need It was through this need that spurred the growth of the British journey to India The East India Company perhaps more than any other contemporary commercial organization was at once a manifestation of and casual force behind the changes that were taking place in the structure of Englands overseas trade London served to be the focal point of Britains trade supremacy Portuguese and Spanish sailors would look for work there by simply hanging out in taverns by various ports waiting to jump ship with anybody that needed a hand London worked like a network that shared vast amounts of ideas and knowledge Through this center of communication ideas were quick to pass and Englishman soon had ways to enter this rich trade in order to gain a lot of wealth Interest in India had already been stimulated
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