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British expedition to Tibet

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  1. in 1903 and 1904 was an invasion of Tibet by British Indian forces, seeking to prevent the Russian Empire from interfering in Tibetan affairs and thus gaining a foothold in one of the buffer states surrounding British India, under similar reasoning w

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  2. Tibetan historians consider the events related here to be evidence that Tibet was independent of China

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  3. Whilst British forces were remarkably successful in achieving their aims militarily, politically the invasion was very unpopular back in Britain, where it was virtually disowned post-war

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  4. The effects on Tibet, despite higher casualties and some economic disruption, were also not significant, and any changes were not long retained

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  5. The causes of the war are obscure, and it seems to have been primarily provoked by rumours circulating amongst the Calcutta-based British administration (Delhi was made imperial capital of India in 1911) that the Chinese government, (who nominally co

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