British Empire that begins with the letter B

Each answer begins with the letter B.
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Last updated: January 26, 2018
First submittedJanuary 26, 2018
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Two wars fought against Dutch colonists in southern Africa
Boer Wars
Organization created by parliament to oversee East India Company
Board of Control
A Caribbean island nation that won independence from Britain in 1973
Bahamas
A botanist who first advocated British colonization of Australia in the late 18th century
Sir Joseph Banks
A promise by the UK foreign secretary to support the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine in exchange for their support in WWI
Balfour Declaration
Famine during WWII that killed over 2 million people caused by the British war effort driving up prices of grain
Bengal Famine
A socialist English woman who advocated for the independence of Ireland and India; she joined the Indian National Congress and was even arrested in 1917 for her anti-colonial activities
Annie Besant
English colonist who claimed to make a treaty with Kulin nation to obtain land that became city of Melbourne, Australia. The treaty is now considered to be fake.
John Batman
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Class of English-educated Bengali elites that emerged under British rule
Bhadralok
Colony founded in western Canada in 1855
British Columbia
First prime minister of independent Jamaica in 1962
Alexander Bustamante
A confederacy of 3 related first nation groups in western central Canada and the U.S. They managed to stay out of most military conflicts but suffered greatly from white settlers killing off the buffalo
Blackfoot confederacy
Claimed by the British during the Berlin Conference because it helped connect their southern African colonies. They obtained independence in 1964
Botswana
The first evangelical missionaries came from England to India in 1793 and were from this congregation
Baptist
An unequal treaty Siam signed with the British in 1855 allowing tax free trade in Siam
Bowring Treaty
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