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Russia and Britain competed for Persia because it offered a. access to the Suez Canal. b. control of Central Asia. c. land and resources. d. industrial power.

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The best answer is b.: control of Central Asia. This is especially true for the British, who were afraid that Russia's possession of Persia would threaten British power over India (such as it would be a starting point for an invasion of India).

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