Who was the main rival of the British?
The 18th century saw the newly united Great Britain rise to be the world’s dominant colonial power, with France becoming its main rival on the imperial stage.
Why was England so powerful?
The Industrial revolution was born in Britain in the 1700s, and allowed huge economic growth, which brought even more money in, allowing them to become still more powerful, economically, politically and militarily, in the process.
Why did British call it as modern period?
The historians call the modern period in Indian history a period of colonial rule because it was under the foreign occupation since 1757 to 1947. The British had turned India into a colony. We see there was an economic exploitation and unilateral drain of wealth from colony (India) to Metropole (Britain).
How long did the 7 Years War last?
The Seven Years War was a global conflict which ran from 1756 until 1763 and pitted a coalition of Great Britain and its allies against a coalition of France and its allies.
How many wars has the UK won?
by Ben Johnson. Since the Act of Union in 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britain has fought in over 120 wars across a total of 170 countries.