East Indian Trading Company

When the East-India Trading Company (EITC) was first founded no body expected it grow to what it did

. First granted an English Royal Charter by the Queen allowing the right to travel to India and set up a trading company on the 31st of December 1600, the East-India Trading Company came to govern and control the majority of India until 1874. This makes them one of the oldest, longest and most influential trading companies ever to have existed. Their influence over India was gained through cunning trade, tactics and the eventual use of force. As the company grew so did the greed of the British and the exploitation of the native people. Crippling taxes and enduring labor were forced upon the poor country until the Indian Rebellion of 1857 when the people finally rose up against the company. It was later dissolved one June 1st 1874 as a result of the East India Stock Dividend Redemption Act 1873.

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