what do you know by subsidiary alliances?
Subsidiary Alliance was basically a treaty between the British East India Company and the Indian princely states, by virtue of which the Indian kingdoms lost their sovereignty to the English. It also was a major process that led to the building of the British Empire in India. It was framed by Lord Wellesley, the Governor-General of India from 1798 to 1805. It was actually used for the first time by the French Governor-General Marquis Dupleix.
It was a policy applied by the British government in which the Indian kings were not allowed have their own armies they were to be protected by the companies army and for that subsidiary forced they had to pay. The one who were unable to pay for the give away their territory as a penalty....
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