Anglo-Burmese Wars

  • Aims-To control forest resources, to increase exports, to check French influence.
  • First war (1824-26) British forces drove the Burmese out of Assam, cacher, Manipur, and Arakan.Peace Treaty of Yandobo signed.
  • Second War (1852) British annexed Pegu but faced a popular guerilla warfare.
  • British now controlled whole of Burma’s coastline.
  • Third war (1885). The British annexed upper Burma.
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