Commodities that destroyed the British Empire — Market Mad House

Incredibly, conflicts over humble commodities destroyed history’s greatest empire. Controversies over everyday substances split the British Empire and ultimately brought it down.

British efforts to monopolize and monetize commodities sparked political conflicts that tore the empire apart. These conflicts occurred because British colonialism was economic warfare. That economic warfare created our modern world by giving rise to three great nations, the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of…

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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings

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Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.