Winston Churchill once said that history is written by the victors, this quote is true because history books were written in favor of the group who define the odds against the other group. It is now a common discussion that history is no longer being value in today’s world; however, I do believe that it is a cardinal part of one’s learning and the effect would be a disaster if they are not taught properly.
It is important for young ones to know what happened in the past from them not to do the similar mistake. As the saying goes, history repeats itself hence, knowing the past would determine the possible outcome and this can be prevented. The quintessential event is happening right now as China tries to get territories from other countries. Both WWI and WWII have the similar stories, where a country is desperately trying to occupy some territories. Fortunately, since people are aware of the recent war, this issue is being handled as careful as possible to avoid any sudden war.
Anyone who are not informed or taught incorrectly would bring disaster effect or more likely experience the same faith. Japan for example, as their ancestor eradicates all history about the wars, young children are now clueless on the contribution of their forefather on the war making the situation dangerous. Currently, they are now shifting from defense to attack mode and might join in the event of WWIII which is more likely experience the same event back in 80 years ago.
In a nutshell, history serves as a notebook that gives insight to what happened in the past to avoid any mistake that might happen, any alteration or wrong dissemination of information may cause a disastrous effect.