Message from Inquisitor of this Flavortown in Anticom #general
the sepoys were ready to revolt any time
and the brits needed india for the seconf world war
crown of the empire 😉
india was conquered cuz it was essnetially like eirope
a hundred fractured kingdoms
pitted agaisnt each other
yes, the british bought of folk and backed rebellions and made deals till they had control through a series of vassal lords that were already established and company rule.
with 17th century guns
the princely states
cucks all of them
I don't india could have gone through a meiji restoration tbh
well it was ont he path towards it
some of the bigger clans, and the sikh empire in the nrothwest were industrializing and m odernizing their armies
japan was left alone because it was difficult to reach, geographically unimportant and had no major natural resources.
India was easy to reach for europe, geographically essential for asian trade and had a fuck tonne of resources, Europe wasn't gonna let india unify under native rule.
the sikhs couldve beaten the bongs in the first anglo-sikh war had the bongs not bribed their genrals
the british feared that the siksh would invade the part of india thatw as ruled by ol john comapny
and that the sepoys would revolt and join the sikhs
leading to sikh dominion in norht india
and prolly south too
they cut the head off the snake
by bribing the commanders
who were loyal tot he sikh queen
the queen wa sin a power struggle with the khalsa
the queen signed a pact with the bongs in orde rto secure her throne
as for the maratha empire
though if britain was forced out france would have tried to move in.
and if both were forced out you could expect russia and japan to try to gain power.
Even if india managed to gain true independence from britain it was going to spend the 19th century being harried, invaded and undermined.
it had fractured into anhindred lil kingodms
well france did try to conquer
youre right chancellor
russia woudlnt have been able
russia would not have been able
as it was halted by the Emirate fo Afhanistan (19th centue)
shit my typing is crap
>sikhs could have beaten the british
but with britain forced out of the region they likely would have pushed into afghanistan and persia
search up the great game