Anyone who has ever attempted to research a historical event will be aware that; ‘History belongs to the Victors’.
There Version taught at school or officially sanctioned was written by those who wish to create a particular platform for the future.
Particular societies are elevated or demeaned, to match the version required. Powerful or submissive, democratic or repressed, educated or ignorant, it depends what those in power intend for the ‘realm’
It is not something confined to the pages of Nineteen Eighty Four.
When I read Nineteen Eighty Four it was the first I realised this. Over the years have done my own investigations to prove how much of ‘certified’ history is not true; some in whole and some in part.
The point is, if a people are taught to believe that in the past (fill in the blank) that is what shapes their future.