Top 5 Worst Decisions Ever Made. We know this top 5 about the worst decisions ever made is very arbitrary but doing one was more fun than staying away from the subject ;). Feel free to let us know what you think the top 5 should be. Maybe we will put together a list with your input put together and publish it!
5. Invading Russia
In June 1812, Napoleon invaded Russia with one of the largest armies ever assembled for battle. Due to lice infestations and subsequent typhus infections, food shortages, freezing temperatures and, eventually, Russian troops, the Grande Armee wouldn't make it beyond Moscow. Only 100.000 of his initial 600.000 soldiers were escorted back to France by the Russian troops…
4. Invading Russia ( Again! )
The war between Germany and Russia would be the first major land defeat for Hitler, and the defeat is considered the beginning of the decline of Nazi Germany.
In June 1941 Adolf Hitler broke the non-aggression pact signed in 1939 by Germany and the Soviet Union when he invaded Russia with an army of more than 3 million men. Hitler never made it past Moscow and the German army suffered huge losses.
3. Prescribing Thalidomide
Thalidomide was introduced in the early 1950s as a safe over-the-counter sedative, and went on to be prescribed to pregnant women as a morning sickness treatment during the 1950s and 1960s across 46 countries. By 1961, though, babies started being born with severe deformities. By the time the manufacturer finally pulled the drug, an estimated 100,000 pregnant women had taken it, and an estimated 40 percent of babies exposed to the drug died.
2. Pulling in the horse
The Trojan War had been going on for a decade when the Greeks, unable to penetrate the walls of the city of Troy, decided to engage in a little subterfuge. They would leave a gift for the Trojans and pretend to retreat home. After they wheeled it to the city gates, the Greeks faked their departure, and the Trojans, convinced they'd just won the war, rolled the gift inside their walls. That night, the hidden soldiers opened the gates to additional troops, and Troy fell.
1. Banning alcohol – prohibition
Prohibition was considered the "noble experiment." It was supposed to lower crime levels and reduce the amount of money spent on prisons. What resulted instead was an explosion of alcohol-related crime, and eventually a corrupt law enforcement and political system willing to take bribes or look the other way. Crime flourished and tainted alcohol killed an average of 1,000 every dry year…