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Sir Robert Walpole adopts a policy of laissez-faire, in which the government does not interfere in economic affairs.
The British defeat the Dutch Boers of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State in southern Africa, the strongest opponents to British expansion, during the years of Boer War.
The United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland is officailly formed.
Britain focuses on expansion in Asia and Africa. Specially India, Canada and Australia.
A series of worldwide conflicts known as the Seven Years War are fought over control of Germany, colonial North America and India.
Britain makes enormous imperial gains.
The first English settlement i North America was James Town.
The first permanent puritans settelment in New England
Under the rule of Elizabeth the first, the British empire controlled more than 20% of the worlds territory