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10 - QUESTION:  What is the name given to the period of strategic rivalry and conflict in the 19th century between the British and Russian Empires for supremacy in Central Asia?

Answer:  "The "Great Game."

The term "The Great Game" is usually attributed to Arthur Conolly (18071842), an intelligence officer of the British East India Company's Sixth Bengal Light Cavalry. It was introduced into mainstream consciousness by British novelist Rudyard Kipling in his novel Kim (1901).

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