The potassium nitrate (chemical formula KNO3, commonly known as saltpeter) originally used in the flares was gathered* and exported from shores in along the Bay of Bengal 💁🏽‍♀️
*guess who (govt and later company) engaged in this “export business”?
Between community/regional/family lore and cobbling together some historical facts, I *think* the movement of saltpeter from the region to places around the world was pivotal in the formation of the EIC and its headquarter influence in Calcutta — not the only item, one of many.
And of course all of this became unnecessary once the Haber(-Bosch) process was discovered and yield-optimized — consequential for WWI…

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