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Mistakes and Blunders in History

Can you guess these famous mistakes made in history?
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Last updated: July 26, 2020
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Year
Blunder
Answer
1812
Napoleon Bonaparte invades this country, where he loses 95% of his army.
Russia
1942
Japan attacks this U.S. -owned island.
Midway
1914
This archduke's driver takes a wrong turn and kickstarts WWI.
Franz Ferdinand
1941
This dictator reroutes his 6th Panzer Army early.
Adolf Hitler
1912
This "unsinkable" ship sinks due to the captain's negligance of an iceberg.
RMS Titanic
2020
China fails to keep this disease contained and also spreads it to the entire world.
COVID-19
2003
George W. Bush invades this country on the false assumption that there are WMD's there.
Iraq
Year
Blunder
Answer
1979
The Soviet Union occupies this country, abandoning it after 10 disastrous years.
Afghanistan
1066
The English decide to chase down the retreating Normans led by this conqueror.
William the Conqueror
1915
The Allied forces begin a campaign at this peninsula in Turkey, which fails.
Gallipoli
44BC
Roman Senators assassinate this Dictator, believing they saved the Roman Republic.
Julius Caesar
1863
A bayonet charge by Confederate Troops, named for this general, ends in failure.
George Pickett
1922
The King of Italy makes this man the Prime Minister.
Benito Mussolini
1938
This Prime Minister of Britain attempts to appease Adolf Hitler by allowing him to annex Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia.
Neville Chamberlain
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