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One of the reasons that the Prussians recognized kriegspiels as a tool with which to prepare an army for war was that the games offered Prussian officers the opportunity to practice making decisions and seeing the consequences of those decisions. Military history (obviously emphasizing good military history) offers similar opportunities as the reader follows a past commander's series of decisions from planning to execution to building on the outcome.
One of the big problems i have with the majority of old and new historical accounts is the complete disregard for the financial interests that ultimately decide much of history. More so than great commanders, the bankers determine winners and losers. They also determine what books are printed, and what is taught in schools.
Once one understands the underlying factor of banks and corporations aiding both sides of almost every conflict for the last several hundred years, it throws out any strategy or political considerations of the final outcome. How many hundreds of years is debatable for my argument, but secret societies and usury have affected society for thousands of years.
And this hidden thing allows those same influencers to hold sway over the minds of men today. We are presented with "intelligent analysis" and Hegelian dialectics that cast a fog of war amongst humanity, who largely don't realize they are combatants.