Asia Map, 1815

The Napoleonic Wars had given Britain opportunities to expand its control of far flung bases at the expense of French and her allied nations. This was particularly the case after Trafalgar in 1805. Britain did actually hand back many of the forts and ports taken during the wars, but kept the most strategically useful ones for itself.

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by Stephen Luscombe