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British Prime Minister William Gladstone introduces a landmark budget bill that includes dramatic free trade reforms

British Isles, 1857, zoomable map
04/18/1853
British Prime Minister William Gladstone introduces a landmark budget bill that dramatically reduces tariffs on goods entering the country, further reinforcing Great Britain's commitment to free trade. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
H.E.L. Mellersh, et. al., The Chronology of World History (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1995), 268.

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