SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    Subsidiary alliance as a policy was extremely advantageous to the British because it helped them in:
    1. Controlling defence and foreign relations of the Indian ally
    2. Helping them fight the French onslaught.
    3. Maintaining large army at the cost of Indian states. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 2 only    

    B)  1 and 3 only

    C)  2 and 3 only    

    D)  1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [d] The Subsidiary system helped the British East India company to effectively counteract any possible French move in India. It enabled the company to maintain a large army at the cost of Indian states. By signing a Subsidiary Alliance, an Indian state virtually signed away its independence. It lost the right of self defenses, of maintaining diplomatic relations, of employing foreign experts, and of setting its disputes with its neighbors.

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