It may have been a confluence of factors, but going bald eagle became not so much a choice as an expectation.
What we have leading us to a depression is a confluence of several long-term events.
The Bloomberg fantasy candidacy is the product of the confluence of a few, not-entirely independent factors.
a growing together; concrescence
Latin confluentia 'act of flowing together'
confluence con·flu·ence (kŏn'flōō-əns)
A flowing or meeting together; a joining.