20 Last-Gasp Decisions That Completely Altered The Course Of World History

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Throughout history, there have been times when people have made last-minute decisions on the spur of the moment. Sometimes the decision-makers have been prominent people, in other instances they’ve been unknowns. But the last-gasp decisions we describe here all have one thing in common: they changed history.

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