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USA And Canada, 2003
The world's most technologically advanced country is hardly one you'd expect to see on a list like this! On August 14, 2003, USA witnessed the largest blackout in its history when a series of power line failures began to snowball, eventually leaving over 50 million people in the dark--some for over 24 hours! This one affected Canada as well.
The series of failures was eventually traced back to Ohio after a seriously lengthy and detailed investigation. Of course, given the heightened state of paranoia the country was in after the 9/11 attacks, it makes sense that they immediately connected the unexpected power shortage with the possibility of a looming terrorist attack. Today, the Americans seem to have learned their lesson for being over-dependent on power and even mark something called the 'blackout challenge' in a few states on August 14!
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