I was doing my homework (because I'm a good little boy), and came across this question in my history textbook:
Review Germany's aggressive actions between 1938 and 1945. At what point do you think Hitler concluded that he could take any territory without being stopped? Why?
Ok, let's not look at the fact that the section ends with 1940.
Who says I thought that? Are these books designed to precondition our opinions?
It may seem arbitrary, but I find it patronizing and degrading. The book doesn't even give enough information to make an informed opinion.
Gah.. I hate history.