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Who said the following about 18th century India, "Bear in mind that the commerce of India is the commerce of the world"?
1. Peter the Great, of Russia
2. Vasco da Gama
3. Robert Clive
4. Dupleix, the French Governor General

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Peter the Great, of Russia

The correct answer is Peter the Great, of Russia.

  • Bear in mind that the commerce of India is the commerce of the world is said by Peter the great of Russia.
    • At the dawn of the 18th century, India was one of the main centers of world trade and industry.
    • Peter the Great of Russia was led to exclaim: Bear in mind that the commerce of India is the commerce of the world and he who can exclusively command it is the dictator of Europe.

  • Peter the Great, ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May 1682 until his death in 1725.
  • Peter the Great was born on 9 June 1672, Moscow, Russia.
  • Peter was the son of Tsar Alexis by his second wife, Natalya Kirillovna Naryshkina.
  • On 12 September 1698, Peter officially founded the first Russian Navy base, Taganrog.

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Vasco da Gama
  • Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea.
  • His initial voyage to India by way of Cape of Good Hope was the first to link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans and therefore, the West and the Orient.
Robert Clive
  • Major-General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive KB, FRS, also known as Clive of India, was the first British Governor of the Bengal Presidency.
  • He is credited along with Warren Hastings for laying the foundation of British rule in India.
Dupleix, the French Governor-General
  • Dupleix was born in Landrecies, on January 23, 1697.
  • Joseph Marquis Dupleix was Governor-General of French India and rival of Robert Clive.
  • In 1730 he was made superintendent of French affairs in Chandernagore.

 

 

 

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