In the 1800s, Great Britain and Imperial Russia fought for riches at the ends of the world. In the deserts and mountains of Central Asia, young men played as knights and pawns in the Great Game, searching desperately for glory, and in doing so redrew the map of the world. Central to the Game was the expansion of the homeland’s economic reach. Men like Sir Henry Rawlinson and Henry Pottinger helped open new markets for

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