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Was the Indian Mutiny successful?

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Was the Indian Mutiny successful?

The Sepoy Mutiny

"Sepoy" is a term used to denote Indian soldiers in the 1800s. These soldiers were native Indians and about the only social group in which Indians could organize themselves. By the middle of the 1800s, British rule had raised some concerns: The doctrine of lapse was used to eat away at Indian lands while Westernization seemed to be neglecting Indian tradition.

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The Indian Mutiny, also called the First War for Independence, was unsuccessful due to the limited spread of the rebellion, the inability to forge...

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