Timeline of Central Asian history in the nineteenth century, at the height of the "Great Game" -- competition between Russia and Britain for influence and control in the region.
1826 Barakzai Dynasty founded in Afghanistan
1820s-1840s Kazakhs revolt against Russian "protection"
1839-1842 First Anglo-Afghan War, British take Kabul and Kandahar
1842 Stoddart and Conolly imprisoned and executed by Emir of Bukhara
1855 British defeat Russians in Crimean War
1865-1876 Russians capture Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva and Kokand
1878-1880 Second Anglo-Afghan War
1884 Russians conquer Merv, occupation of Central Asia complete
1898 Andijan uprising against Russians