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East India Company was a joint-stock company. Its headquarters were in London, England. It was originally made for trading with the East Indies, but traded with India and China. It was given a charter in 1600. It traded many things in India. It even had its military. It went from trading with India to ruling India. It was dissolved in 1874. It was given preference by the British government and made some people jealous.

In its early days, it competed with the Dutch East India Company. It was ruled by one governor and 24 directors. It had some fighting with other companies in that area. It almost became a monopoly in India.