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My guess would be that they're avoiding political interpretations, since the ramifications of recent events are still unfolding. WW2 is the most recent thing that people can talk about objectively - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******. Once you start getting into stuff like the Gulf War and the Cold War and Iraq is when you ignite partisan sensibilities and it devolves into a shouting mess. I think they save it for upper years in university so you can have somewhat of an informed discussion, vs. causing controversy amongst high-schooler's parents who may think otherwise than the instructor.
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