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The Great Game 1611 – East India Company established a cotton factory in India
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The Great Game 1611 – East India Company established a cotton factory in India

The Great Game In 1611, the East India Company established a cotton factory in India.  Beginning in the 18th century and over the next century, large areas of India were annexed by the East India Company. Dissatisfaction with Company rule led to the Indian Rebellion of 1857, after which the provinces of India were directly […]

August 11, 1840 Viscount Palmerston to Viscount Ponsonby   
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August 11, 1840 Viscount Palmerston to Viscount Ponsonby   

August 11, 1840 India, Muslims and Oil “Viscount Palmerston to Viscount Ponsonby                                                Foreign Office, 11th August 1840 There exists at present among the Jews dispersed over Europe a strong notion that the Time is ap­proaching when their nation is to re­turn to Palestine; and consequently their wish to go thither has become more keen, and […]

1842 Abraham Benisch to Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Viscount Canning- Scheme
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1842 Abraham Benisch to Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Viscount Canning- Scheme

1842 India, Muslims, and Oil “Abraham Benisch in a memorandum to (British) Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Viscount Canning- Scheme If it be evident that England cannot attain her views by the propagation of  Protestantism, she must direct her attention to another persuasion legally on a par with the resident Catholics and which evinces no […]

April 15, 1854 Karl Marx
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April 15, 1854 Karl Marx

April 15, 1854 India, Muslims, and Oil Karl Marx (The Author of Das Kapital)- The Outbreak of the Crimean War with Russia “War has at length been declared. The Royal Message was read yesterday in both Houses of Parliament-by Lord Aberdeen in the Lords, and by Lord J.Russell in the Commons. It describes the measures […]

October 25, 1854 The Charge of the Light Brigade
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October 25, 1854 The Charge of the Light Brigade

October 25, 1854 India, Muslims, and Oil Major General the Earl of Cardigan in a speech at the Mansion House in London about the Crimean War: “We advanced down a gradual descent of more than three-quarters of a mile, with the batteries vomiting forth upon us shells and shot, round and grape, with one battery […]

THE CONSTANTINOPLE CONVENTION OF 1888
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THE CONSTANTINOPLE CONVENTION OF 1888

1888 India, Muslims, and Oil THE CONSTANTINOPLE CONVENTION OF 1888-FREEDOM OF PASSAGE THROUGH SUEZ CANAL Article I declares: “The Suez Maritime Canal shall always be free and open, in time of war as in time of peace, to every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of flag.

1892 Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon of Great Britain
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1892 Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon of Great Britain

1892 India, Muslims, and Oil Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon of Great Britain “Without India the British Empire could not exist. The possession of India is the inalienable badge of sovereignty in the eastern hemisphere.” Source: Curzon, George N. Persia and the Persian Question, London, 1892, vol I, p. 4

1898 Captain W. Lebedeff Grenadier of the of Russia
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1898 Captain W. Lebedeff Grenadier of the of Russia

1898 India, Muslims, and Oil and India Captain W. Lebedeff Grenadier of the of Russia  “We must indeed come into contact with India… We shall compel Great Britain to place a proper value on our friendship and to relinquish her aggressive policy in regard to Russia. The might of India will be sapped, seeing that […]

October 21, 1898 India, Muslims, and Oil Germany and India
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October 21, 1898 India, Muslims, and Oil Germany and India

October 21, 1898 India, Muslims, and Oil Germany and India One more recollection. Most of the time the Kaiser looked me full in the face. Only when I spoke of the new overland route to Asia-Mediterranean, Persian Gulf- did he stare into space as though lost in thought, and the thoughtful expression on his fine, […]

November 27, 1899 Berlin to Baghdad Rail Road
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November 27, 1899 Berlin to Baghdad Rail Road

November 27, 1899 India, Muslims, and Oil Berlin to Baghdad Rail Road On November 27, 1899, the Germans were given a definite concession to extend the railway (From Berlin) to Baghdad. Included in the concession were guarantees of a certain revenue per kilometer of track laid–the so ­called Kilometer Guarantees–and carefully worded provisions spelling out […]