Events we think were brilliant, but were actually from illogical reasons?

I know this is Politics, but this place is usually pretty busy. I know there are some educated folks on here, so I'm hoping ya'll know something I don't. I'm looking for examples in history that came from bad decision making, flawed reasoning, illogical, etc that ended up working out pretty... show more I know this is Politics, but this place is usually pretty busy. I know there are some educated folks on here, so I'm hoping ya'll know something I don't.

I'm looking for examples in history that came from bad decision making, flawed reasoning, illogical, etc that ended up working out pretty well.

Things people did for bad reasons, like greed, jealousy, a woman, competition, pride, etc but worked out well for the world in some way.

Anything would be great. Thanks.
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