The whole world is built on chances, and you can probably find proof of this in your own life.
Bright Side prepared a list of chance occurrences and mistakes that played a crucial role in the history of our world.
Translation issues and an atomic bomb
In 1945, the USA demanded capitulation from Japan. In his reply, Japanese Prime Minister Suzuki used the word “mokusatsu,“ roughly translated as ”we’ll think about it.“
During translation, the meaning was changed to “we ignore” and then to ”we treat your suggestion with contempt.”
Such a reply offended President Truman, and he ordered the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan.
Sources: wikipedia, thisjapaneselife, pangeanic