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Orientalism and Race: Aryanism in the British Empire It does appear to be a notable claim that is taken seriously by certain journalists such as Roger D Long from the Journal of Interdisciplinary History whom writes that the concept of Aryanism did indeed play a central role during British imperial rule and that the discovery of ancient Indian texts written ...


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True Aryans Does the idea of white Europeans being the “true Aryans” come from the British India? No. According to some sources the idea originated in Germany for example: https://www.etymonline.com/word/aryan says [...] it was the word early 19c. European philologists (Friedrich Schlegel, 1819, who linked it with German Ehre "honor") applied to ...


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Scattered Holdings were Helpful Along with Mark's excellent answer, there is another reason why they wouldn't trade to get contiguous colonial holdings. Ports. A ship can only be out and doing for so long. Eventually food runs low, hulls get covered in barnacles, spars snap, coal needs to be replenished. When that happens, a ship needs to head in to a ...


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They did. Sometimes. In the Heligoland treaty, Germany not just swapped Zanzibar for the little island in the North Sea but also adjusted other territories with the British Empire.


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The shorthand answer is that the age of colonial empires was not a board game where each empire has a a strategy, and there's a way of scoring a winner. Empires -- like everything human -- were complicated with multiple (often conflicting) motivations and multiple (often conflicting) views on how international relations would evolve. Doubtless some colonies ...


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