Family of Civilized States & Japan By R.P. Anand
By the nineteenth century, after defeating and displacing the Portuguese, the Dutch and the French not only in Europe but also in Africa and the Americas, Britain not only got a foothold in India, but came to occupy large parts of it. With the expulsion of other European companies, especially French ones from India, the British Government was drawn increasingly into a policy of territorial occupation. Eventually a British “paramount power” empire emerged in place of the last major Indian empire of the Moguls. Once installed in Delhi, with almost unlimited human and material resources, the British were encouraged and empowered to expand
into the rest of South and South-east Asia and beyond to East Asia. This also encouraged other European countries to follow the British lead and expand
to other areas or dominate other countries of Asia.