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ShivaniMemberJune 20, 2021 at 9:23 am::
The Battle of Plessis was fought in the north-east of India on the 23rd of June, 1757. The forces of the British East India Company led by Robert Clive, had marched against the forces of Siraj-ud-Daula, the last Nawab of Bengal and his French allies. A new victory, this has led to the UK becoming the greatest economic and military power in India.
Up until the mid-18th century, the Mughal Empire, and used to control much of the Indian sub-continent, was in a state of collapse, as the native americans, and European states attempted to create their own political and economic foundations of its power.
The East India Company was one of these rival forces. As the fighting in France for the supremacy in the market, it also started to be involved in local politics, especially in Bengal, the richest state in India.
The Bengali ruler Siraj-ud-Daula had been in a dispute with this Company for a certain period of time. One year prior to the Start of Plessis, and if the Company does not want to stop the military preparations against the French, after the outbreak of the seven years ‘ War (1756-1763), it was attacked and conquered the lands of the first Fort William in Calcutta (Kolkata).