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Why was India called the "jewel in the crown"?



A. Crowns are for monarchs of European countries only.
B. It was the most valuable of all of Britain s colonies.
C. India looks like an upside down crown.
D. That saying was part of a popular poem.

This question is part of Chapter 11 Imperialism
Asked by Coacharns, Last updated: Mar 05, 2018

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b.Oliviasi

B.Oliviasi

Answered on Oct 27, 2017

India was termed the “jewel in the crown” because it was the most valuable of all of Great Britain’s colonies. Britain exploited India for its natural resources as well as its location. Britain literally milked India for the raw materials they could get and then sell at elevated prices.

Among these were Indian pepper, silk, cotton, porcelain, fine spices, tea, and coffee. India’s location was perfect too as it is in between Britain and China so it was perfect for the silk trade.

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coacharns

Coacharns

Answered on Sep 05, 2017

It was the most valuable of all of Britain s colonies.
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