The "Butterfly Effect" in social systems. ("In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state." - Wikipedia)
"Every time you describe someone in your own country as a terrorist, a freedom is taken away from a person in another country. Every country has its own notion of “terrorism”, and the overuse, and reaction to the term in your country helps legitimise (sic) the crack-down of restive populations in other countries."
Jan Chipchase, 61 Glimpses of the Future, Medium