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Plassey

Plassey (plăsˈē) [key], village, West Bengal state, NE India. In Plassey, Robert Clive decisively defeated (1757) the Nawab of Bengal, preparing the way for British dominion over NE India and earning him the title Baron Clive of Plassey.

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