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History is distorted as is but the education system is selective and politically influenced where the curriculum is designed accordingly for the citizens of a particular nation In a way the OP is correct since the general concentration and focus revolves around recent times and issues in the academia. Students read history books to satisfy the requirements for the most part but the importance of history is never really stressed in many institutions IMO.
Originally posted by Flavian
reply to post by travis911
I was taught about this whilst at school (part of the World War 2 history, build up to war, etc). It wasn't just a lesson either, spent a couple of weeks on it.
Wonder if it has been taken off syllabus. And if so, why?edit on 28-8-2012 by Flavian because: (no reason given)