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The British Imperial Century The British imperial century took place from 1815 the end of the Napoleonic Wars until the year 1914 the beginning of World War I During this century the British empire stretched all over the globe extending its language its culture and its economy throughout Africa India Asia and the Chinese and Ottoman empires and further For the most part the British preferred to rule its empire informally for reasons such as finances fear of conflict and governmental responsibilities and burdens There were times when formal rule was required and Britains self image of power and superiority gave it the will to use force if necessary Imperialism is the way in which a group gains formal or informal influence over another groups politics society and economy The British imperialism that expanded the British empire in the nineteenth century happened suddenly and unexpectedly and led to great global changes on the way to the first world war Why Britain Sought to Gain the World There is no one explanation for why Britain gained so much global power so suddenly It has been said that perhaps it was due to British superiority economically as well as its technology and modern society Because it was the first industrial nation in the world the imperial power has also been explained by the British needs for new markets for trade materials and such Whatever the reason those who complied with British imperialism were offered many benefits such as political powers and alliances access to new trade opportunities and exposure to Western culture and education For some these benefits were worth it For others they were not The only way that Britain maintained such a huge empire as long as it did was due to its support from at least part of many different populations of people Without this support Britain would have been forced to use its military manpower and resources that it just really
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