It has to be noted that US history education is already 90% of the way down the road towards Trump's Disney ideal. What US citizen knows about the fact the CIA deposed several democratically elected leaders from the 1950s through the 1970s and replaced them with right-wing tyrants? Does any US citizen realize the USA is the only nation on Earth to have committed the war crime of dropping nuclear weapons on unarmed civilians? Or that the USA exposed its own people on a regular basis to nuclear hazards in order to see what would happen? Or that the USA's war in VietNam was to support the colonial power France in suppressing native people fighting for independence? Or that the Supreme Court legitimized the Jim Crow laws and segregation? Few nations own up to the horrors they inflict on the vulnerable and powerless; the USA does a better job than most painting a shiny veneer over the surface.

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