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It lost far more over the next half century to the steady drip of emigration to Britain, the Americas and Australia. Top Financial gains and losses There were two incontrovertible economic benefits provided by India. The rejuvenated League skilfully exploited the communal card. Similar origins of the British Lord of Misrule, as a sacrificial king a temporary king, as Frazer puts it who was later put to death for the benefit of all, have also been recorded.

Although these powers covered large territories, they did not have the great resources and bureaucracy of the Roman empire to control regions and localities. Yet it was not a homogenous organisation and was often dominated by factionalism and opposing political strategies. This ticking demographic timebomb had far-reaching consequences.

This partition would take place along the subcontinent's north-western and north-eastern boundaries, creating two sovereign nations of India and Pakistan. They achieved something of a coup by persuading the British that they needed to safeguard the interests of the minorities, a demand that fed into British strategies of divide and rule.

However, Germany and the United States had already begun to surpass its industrial capacity and Germany's naval build-up would shortly present a powerful challenge to long-held British supremacy. Taming, and then improving, Britain's teeming cities presented a huge challenge.

The creation of Pakistan as a land for Muslims nevertheless left a sizeable number of Muslims in an independent India. While the British criticised the divisions of the Hindu caste system, they themselves lived a life ruled by precedence and class, deeply divided within itself. Whether such a day will ever come I know not. This sparked the first Persian invasion of mainland Greece. After the death of Alexander, his empire split into multiple kingdoms ruled by his generals, the Diadochi.

It developed from its elite intellectual middle-class confines, and a moderate, loyalist agenda, to become by the inter-war years, a mass organisation. Nor were the Victorian middle and upper classes parsimonious over charitable giving. Civic engagement Despite substantial medical advances and well-informed campaigns, progress in public health was desperately slow in Victoria's reign.

It was an organisation which, despite the tremendous diversity of the sub-continent, was remarkable in achieving broad consensus over the decades. It is easy to see that it was far from democratic. Much to Gandhi's distress, self-restraint among supporters often gave way to violence.

It lost farTop Financial gains and losses