Explains the rise and fall of empires

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During the mid-19th century, France and Britain shifted the focus of their colonial aspirations from North America to Asia. Gradually, Asian emperors and local elites found themselves in a battle to retain their authority as these European nations determined to expand their power across the world. Over roughly 100 years, France and Britain forged vast Asian empires by conquering territories and subjugating local people; however, this control ended during the 20th century as local citizens were able to expel their foreign rulers and establish independent nations. 

In this task, you will examine the motivations behind the French and British colonization in two specific Asian countries during the 19th century, as well as the methods France and Britain used to establish colonies. You will also examine the factors (such as economic and political developments impacting the empires) that led to the end of French and British colonization in Asia.


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A.   Describe the British colonization and decolonization of India (suggested length of 1–2 pages) by doing the following:

1.   Describe one reason Britain colonized India.

2.  Describe one method Britain used to colonize India.

3.   Explain two factors that led to the decolonization of India.

B.   Describe the French colonization and decolonization of Indochina (suggested length of 1–2 pages) by doing the following:

1.   Describe one reason France colonized Indochina.

2.  Describe one method France used to colonize Indochina.

3.   Explain two factors that led to the decolonization of Indochina.

C.   Analyze the similarities and differences of the decolonization of India by Britain and Indochina by France (suggested length of 1–2 pages) by doing the following:

1.   Describe one similarity in the decolonization of India and Indochina.

2.   Describe one difference in the decolonization of India and Indochina. 

D.  Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

E.  Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.


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