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The East India Company was an English company formed for the exploitation of trade with East and Southeast Asia and India… It became involved in politics and acted as an agent of British imperialism in India from the early 18th century to the mid-19th century.
The East India Company (EIC) was an English, and later British, joint-stock company founded in 1600. It was formed to trade in the Indian Ocean region, initially with the East Indies (the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia), and later with East Asia.
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