A term used to describe the political turmoil caused by Russian ambition for expansion in central Asia. Britain was worried that this would eventually lead to a Anglo-Russian war and threaten Britain's claim to India. The term is not used much to day but it is perhaps mostly associated with the novel Kim. Kim is a novel written by Rudyard Kipling, a British poet and journalist who was in favor of colonialism.
Had Britain supported the Mujaheddin forces in the Soviet–Afghan War, then it could have evoked memories of the great game
by Earl of Warwick July 07, 2017