Over time, the East India company radically transformed itself from a trading company into an entity that controlled India's massive empire. Through the East India Company, Britain was able to dominate the Indian sub-continent, which includes modern-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka from the 1750s.
Napoleon arrives in Egypt to destroy British trade and influence in the area. He defeats a Mameluke army at the Battle of the Pyramids. But, the British destroy his fleet at Aboukir Bay. 1799: Napoleon conquers Middle and Upper Egypt before he returns to France. 1801 The French in Cairo and Alexandria are compelled to surrender to the British. 1805