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12 Times In History When Things Escalated Quickly

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Vote up the historic events that went from 0 to 60 in no time flat.

Sometimes, a chain of events unfolds so dramatically that you have to stop and marvel, "Wow, that escalated quickly!" Historical events are no different - some of them moved from zero to 60 in a relatively short time period. Whether it was a war that started due to a relatively minor issue, a religious transformation that happened thanks to a single text, or a scientific advancement that emerged in a surprisingly short amount of time, many past events began in one place and ended up somewhere completely different.

These history facts demonstrate that nothing is inevitable, and that the past can have twists and turns like an engaging thriller. So read on and discover some events from the past that escalated very, very quickly.

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