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Top 10 People Who Did TERRIBLE Things for GOOD REASONS

December 30, 2016

From an early age, we’re taught to see things in black or white. Perform medical experiments on children, or deliberately drop bombs on innocent civilians and you’re clearly a bad person, right? Well, no, not exactly. See, real life is a lot more complex than we’d like it to be. It’s totally possible to do something terrible, while having a really good reason for doing so. Don’t believe us? Check out these guys.

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10. Edward Jenner
9. Nelson Mandela
8. Teddy Roosevelt
7. Arthur “Bomber” Harris
6. Che Guevara
5. Harry S. Truman
4. Jonas Salk
3. Winston Churchill
2. Abraham Lincoln
1. Neville Chamberlain

Source/Further reading:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/jenner_edward.shtml
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/20/newsid_4326000/4326975.stm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/8304153/Nelson-Mandelas-Spear-of-the-Nation-the-ANCs-armed-resistance.html
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/panama-canal-helped-make-u-s-world-power/
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/firestorms-darken-our-past-those-who-defend-bomber-harriss-destruction-of-german-cities-are-wrong-1374893.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35073966
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/the-big-question-who-was-che-guevara-and-does-he-deserve-his-iconic-status-481194.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1946/12/if-the-atomic-bomb-had-not-been-used/376238/
+http://mashable.com/2016/02/14/jonas-salk-polio/#VTNkujNuEkqI
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/7991820/Winston-Churchill-blamed-for-1m-deaths-in-India-famine.html
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=70018

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24300094
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2013/09/neville_chamberlain_was_right_to_cede_czechoslovakia_to_adolf_hitler_seventy.single.html

 

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