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date: 23 September 2020

British Empire 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Edward BeasleyEdward BEASLEY

Britain played a major role in the globalization of world trade in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as in the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and thus exerted an unprecedented amount of power in different parts of the world well into the twentieth century. Nevertheless, the empire became difficult to maintain due to financial woes and the rise of the United States as a global power. ...

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