Lead: For more than a century after 1800 the region known today as Afghanistan was the field upon which Britain and Russia played a great game of diplomatic and military conquest.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Historians literally used to it call the ‘Great Game” although recent scholarship has described the competition as more of a myth. There is little doubt that Russia was seeking to expand its influence and power in central Asia and that brought it into conflict with Britain, only recently shorn of its thirteen colonies in North America and seeking to strengthen its holdings in India and South Central Asia.


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