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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

"The Great Game also known as Bolshaya Igra was an intense rivalry between the British and Russian Empires in Central Asia, beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing through 1907 wherein Britain sought to influence or control much of Central Asia to buffer the "crown jewel" of its empire: British India.

Tsarist Russia, meanwhile, sought to expand its territory and sphere of influence, in order to create one of history's largest land-based empires…."
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Buffs man Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 2:44 p.m. PST

Would highly recommend " The Return of a King" by William Dalrymple to read about first Afghan war etc

RudyNelson15 May 2018 6:10 a.m. PST

We sis a series of article on the Russian push back in the 1990s. They were under the Russian manifest Destiny to the East.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 10:03 a.m. PST



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