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Since the Imperial Raj was built primarily on Indian troops bearing Indian-made arms, the access to the American silver to finance the whole enterprise at more competitive rates than local Indian princes could do also may have played a role.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Apr 10th, 2011 at 10:44:04 PM EST
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