History is full of backlashes which are often surprising in their voracity and often with unpredictable consequences. Often a backlash is a bigger Tsunami than the thing which triggered it. A few examples :
1. The Moorish conquest of Spain produced a brand of Spanish Christianity so extreme that it looked very different to what was found across all the rest of mainland Europe.
2. The Cartaginian General Hannibal swore to destroy Rome, and he made them what they were - brutal, deadly, cunning, and Imperialistic.
HyperInflation witnessed in Germany in the 1930's produced a few generations of German leaders who will never inflate to climb out of economic problems. Angela Merkel is only the latest in the long line.
The Trades Union movement in the UK. A good idea during the Industrial Revolution. Who would ever have thought that Industry would migrate en mass to another country where wages were cheaper ?
So, what are your favourite Backlashes from History. What lessons do they illustrate ?
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