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The Great Game

The history of the Great Game in Afghanistan.

Julia Harris

on 3 May 2011

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Transcript of The Great Game

The Great Game by Julia Harris What is The Great Game Timeline: From Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 The Great Game is the rivalry between the British and the Russian Empire over territorial and political control in Central Asia, mainly the middle zone, Persia, Afghanistan, and Tibet . How it all began - Michni Point is along the border crossing into Afghanistan, which is near the Khyber Pass
- Several armies crossed over the border and they encountered Afghan tribes
327 bc Alexander the Great lead army through the Khyber to the Kunar Valley, but they were attacked by Afghanis
- 19th century Khyber became the funding of the Great Game Khyber Pass (WorldNomads) (Bearden) (Factoidz) (Asia Time) First Anglo-Afghan War Afghan Victory
From 1838 to 1842 - Britain sent an army of British and Indian troops into Afghanistan to obtain it against Russian invasions
- 1842 mobs attacked the British in Kabul and forced them to withdraw from Kabul and retreat to Jalalabad (Bearden) What Happened between 1843 to 1877 (Factoidz) - humiliated after lose, Britain focused on India
-Russians moved into Afghanistan
1865 annexed Tashkent and Samarkand, Uzbekistan, which extended the empire to the Amu Darya river (WordPress) Second Anglo-Afghan War British Victory From 1878 to 1880 Sher Ali (Factoidz) - 1878 Britain demanded Afghanistan’s ruler, Sher Ali, to accept a British diplomatic mission, but Sher Ali refused
40,000 British soldiers crossed the border, beginning the war (Buyers) Oasis (Factoidz) Tejend River - Russians seized the oasis of Merv, Uzbekistan, near Tejen River, claiming all of the former ruler’s territory Oasis of Merv
1884 Oasis of Panjdeh
1885 - near-war between Britain and Russia in Turkmenistan
- Anglo-Russian boundary authority planned to separate the border between Afghanistan and the Russian Empire
- Afghanistan lost much of its territory (Digital South Asia) Work Cited Bearden, Milton. "Afghanistan, Graveyard of Empires." Foreign Affairs 80.6 (2001): 17. War & Terrorism Collection. Web. 12 Apr. 2011.

Factoidz. The Great Game (1813 - 1907). 30 April 2010. 12 April 2011 <http://factoidz.com/the-great-game-1813-1907/>.
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