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SOME INDIAN STATES WERE BROUGHT UNDER BRITISH CONTROL WITHOUT ACTUALLY ANNEXING THEM. THIS WAS DONE BY FOLLOWING SUBSIDIARY ALLIANCE, INTRODUCED BY LORD WELLESLY. UNDER THIS SYSTEM, THE INDIAN RULERS WHO AGREED TO THIS ALLIANCE----
1) ACCEPTED BRITISH AS THEIR SUPEREME POWER,
2) SURRENDERED THEIR FOREIGN RELATIONS TO THE EAST INDIA COMPANY AND AGREED THAT THEY WOULD NOT ENTER TO ANY TREATY WITH ANY OTHER POWER AND WOULD NOT WAGE WARS.
3) ACCEPTED A BRITISH RESIDENT AT THEIR HEADQUATERS AND AGREED NOT TO EMPLOY ANY EUROPEAN IN THEIR SERVICE WITHOUT CONSULTING THE COMPANY.
4) AGREED TO MAINTAIN BRITISH TROOPS AT THEIR OWN COST.
5) VIRTUALLY LOST THEIR INDEPENDENCE.
BY 1856, PRACTICALLY ALL THE INDIAN STATES WERE ANNEXED BY THE BRITISH AND THE RULERS HAD BEEN REDUCED TO PUPPETS.
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