wat is de claim of paramountcy

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After the Battle of Buxar, Battle of Plassey, Anglo-Maratha wars and Mysore Wars , the English had become the 'paramount' or 'supreme' power in India. Under Lord Hastings, the East India Company pursued territorial expansionism and policy of 'paramountcy' only to state that its power was more than any Indian state. Under this claim, they justified their annexation of other territories.

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