Chapter 16- Section 3
Lord Curzon- helped the british take control of Central Asia.
Sher Ali- declared a holy war against the British.
Islam is the religion most common in the Central Asian Republics Most people speak languages related to Turkish , many also speak Russian (once the regions official language).
GREAT GAME- Interest in Asia in the 19th century exploded when Great Britain and the Russian Empire began to struggle for control of the region. This struggle between the two empires was called The Great Game. RE had won control of Central Asia. in the 1920s the Soviet Union took control until 1991. Since the Collapse of the SU, Central Asian Republics have been independent.