Bismarck and the Great Game: Germany and Anglo-Russian Rivalry in Central Asia, 1871–1890

  title={Bismarck and the Great Game: Germany and Anglo-Russian Rivalry in Central Asia, 1871–1890},
  author={James J. Stone},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={151 - 175}
  • J. Stone
  • Published 1 June 2015
  • Sociology
  • Central European History
Abstract Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of a unified Germany, was an active participant in the Anglo-Russian rivalry for control of Central Asia. Even though Germany had no direct interests there and was never involved on the ground during the two decades of his chancellorship, Bismarck invested considerable resources in working to shape the course of events in that part of the world, stoking the flames of conflict whenever it suited the dictates of Realpolitik. Over a twenty-year… 


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