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
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This "unsinkable" boat carried only 20 of its 64 lifeboats, and over 1,500 died.
This country sells Alaska to the United States for a measly 2 cents per acre.
This government agency loses a $125 million mars rover after using two different measuring systems
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.
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.
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.
In 1937, this zeppelin crashes in New Jersey, killing 36.
Residents of this city let a huge horse through their gates.
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
Level 85
Mar 6, 2018
Somehow it feels like Operation Barbarossa was a much, much bigger mistake than the Hindenburg.
Level 64
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.
Level 88
Jul 29, 2018
I missed NASA because it is not a company. It is a government agency.
Level 57
Jul 25, 2020
I personally don't think China ever had the opportunity to become a dominant colonial power. They were so busy fighting civil wars, and they were an extremely weak country until the mid-20th century. They had been bossed around by the UK, France, Russia, Japan, and to a small extent, Portugal, Germany, and Austria-Hungary.