Victory of Ochakiv, 1788, by January Suchodolski.

The Eastern Question and the origins of The Great Game

How was the balance of power maintained in the eighteenth century?

In this edition of Black’s History Week, Professor Jeremy Black, author of Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance, explains how calculations over Europe’s balance of power and the Eastern Question set up the conditions for what became The Great Game rivalry between Russia and Britain.

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