What did the British Empire comprise of?   

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The British Empire was a well-known empire. It was found throughout the world. The British had colonies in North America. This included colonies in what is now the United States and Canada. The British also had some colonies in South America. British colonies were also found throughout Africa as well...

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The British Empire was a well-known empire. It was found throughout the world. The British had colonies in North America. This included colonies in what is now the United States and Canada. The British also had some colonies in South America. British colonies were also found throughout Africa as well as in Asia. The island of Australia was also a British colony.

The British established colonies for many reasons. One reason was economic. Once the British established industries in Great Britain, they needed raw materials for those industries. The colonies could provide those raw materials. The colonies also would be a place where the British industries could sell their products. In some cases, the colonies provided mineral resources for Great Britain.

The British also established colonies for political reasons. The British were competing with other countries for land and for power. The more colonies the British had, the more power they could potentially have. The colonies could serve as military bases for the British navy if needed. The colonies also allowed the British to protect their world trade since their military ships and merchant marine would need places to resupply and refuel.

The British Empire was a well-known and well-established empire. It was very power and influential. It spanned the entire world.

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