Britain's New Form of Imperialism: Raffles and the Foundation of Singapore

Benjamin Hruska


The founding of Singapore by the British in 1819 had a tremendous impact on the economic and political environments of the region. These transformations brought on changes not only for the small island but also the region. Such forces had great impact upon other European powers trading in the area and had implications for the trading patterns of China and Europe.


Singapore; Java; British imperialism; colonialism; Sir Thomas Raffles

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