The Most Heated Rivalries in History

It's been said that competition brings out the best in products and worst in people. Whether it be in the form of a playground foot race, a Wall Street business deal or in tech hubs around the world, competition has indeed given life to some of the most significant cultural and historical events known to humankind. But what happens when a bit of friendly competition transforms into a full-blown rivalry? Does innovation continue to thrive or are the consequences...uglier?

Here is a list of some of the biggest rivalries throughout the past 150 years that may beg the question: What would life be like today if these rivalry outcomes were reversed? Watch and decide for yourself.

Written by Curiosity Staff May 9, 2014

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