For example, if the Treaty of Versailles had not imposed such harsh conditions on Germany, it is unlikely that World War II would have occurred (war was an 'unintended consequence'). However, it would be incorrect to call the movie Schindler's List an 'unintended consequence' of the Treaty of Versailles.
While we're on the subject of unintended consequences, let's take a moment and consider how MySpace is affecting those not part of the X and Y generations. As evidence, i submit this as "Exhibit A"
Click the pic and visit Can't Get Enough and see a clear example of unintended consequences in action....
Also, visit Chuck when you get a chance, he's an alright guy and proof that life is stranger than fiction.