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Worst Mistakes in History

Name the terrible decision Source: https://historyplex.com/greatest-mistakes-in-history-that-you-should-know-about
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Last updated: September 1, 2018
First submittedMarch 6, 2018
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This "unsinkable" boat carried only 20 of its 64 lifeboats, and over 1,500 died.
Titanic
This country sells Alaska to the United States for a measly 2 cents per acre.
Russia
This government agency loses a $125 million mars rover after using two different measuring systems
NASA
This tower was built on soft soil, which gave it an unmistakable lean.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
This Mesoamerican Emperor decides to meet with conquistador Francisco Pizarro.
Atahualpa
This powerful European country decided to ignore Australia after discovering it in 1606
Dutch Empire
This nuclear power plant had a terrible meltdown in 1986.
Chernobyl
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Twelve different publishers turned this author down, before her book series, "Harry Potter," became the best-selling ever.
J.K. Rowling
This great conquerer neglects to name a heir, leading to the downfall of his kingdom, Macedon.
Alexander the Great
This country becomes isolationist in the 14th century, giving up its chance to become the dominant colonial power in the world.
China
In 1937, this zeppelin crashes in New Jersey, killing 36.
Hindenburg
Residents of this city let a huge horse through their gates.
Troy
This oil rig explodes and spills, causing massive ecosystem damage, and killing countless animals.
Deepwater Horizon
The driver of this archduke's car makes a wrong turn, propelling him directly into an assassin's path.
Franz Ferdinand
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level 77
Mar 6, 2018
Somehow it feels like Operation Barbarossa was a much, much bigger mistake than the Hindenburg.
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level 53
Mar 6, 2018
I would agree with you. But this is just some of the mistakes listed on a news article, I did not expand past that. If I did, I would include some obvious ones, like Napoleon invading Russia, or Hannibal with his elephants.
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level 71
Jul 29, 2018
I missed NASA because it is not a company. It is a government agency.