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Explain any three Military Causes of the Great Revolt of 1857.

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Military Causes;
  • Low salary and poor prospects of promotion.
  • Disproportion between Indian and British troops.
  • Social distance between officers and Indian soldiers.
  • Loss of British prestige in Afghan War.
  • General Service Enlistment Act by which Indians enlisted in British Army could be sent overseas.

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