The British took over India due to the vast commercial and financial interests and opportunities within the region. In 1757 the British East India Company defeated Newab of Bengal, effectively bringing to the region not ... More »

Two groups of countries were involved in World War II. One group, the Axis Powers, consisted of Germany, Japan and Italy. The group on the other side, the Allies, consisted of the United States, China, Britain, France, A... More »

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During World War II, the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union were the main powers that fought on the Allied side against the Axis powers of Germany, Japan and Italy. Other countries that joined forces with ... More »

The Continental System was developed by Napoleon Bonaparte and was a plan to halt and destroy the economic prosperity of the British. The system was shortlived and only existed from 1806 to 1807. More »

The main causes of the Crimean War were religion, in particular of the Holy sites in Jerusalem — this applied to all major powers, including France, Britain and the Ottoman Empire — and also British foreign policy which ... More »

Ireland gained independence from Britain in 1922, following a guerrilla war waged by the IRA against the police and the British forces. Northern Ireland remained part of the United Kingdom, and the new southern state bec... More »

The Battle of Britain, fought between July and October 1940, saw the first defeat of Hitler's forces in the Second World War. A battle between the British RAF and the German Luftwaffe, it was also the first major campaig... More »