With a weakening of military discipline, the British decided to withdraw from Kabul. From then until the midth century, Russian ambassadors to the region spent much of their time trying to free Russians who had been taken as slaves by the khanates. Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games. The agreements also resulted in the Russian Empire losing control of most Afghan territory it conquered, with the exception of Panjdeh. British goods were to be followed by British values and the respect for private property. This would change Britain's perception of the world, and its response was The Great Game.