They tried to remove all the war history in my high school as an experiment, it failed because they realized this is when borders, governments, advanced technologies, etc. change the course of history. I had War and Peace when they brought back the class as an elective, my senior year as an experiment we were to balance the budget, I was able to negotiate a balanced budget with a surplus, a good friend of mine who liked history like myself was a libertarian (I consider myself an Independent), before we knew what it was, a strong national defense on foreign policy, (non-interventionist) and as much personal liberty domestically (Constitutionalist).
"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all." - 1924 to 1954