@freemo That's how every history book in school is written. They draw a straight line into the past in order to explain what presently is. And that's a bad but sadly the only way to write a history book because books are a serial medium.

@freemo Okay, some authors try something non-linear like in gamebooks or field guides. Haven't seen actual history books with that, though. I know some detective stories with historical background that tell stories by switching between concurrent roles/characters, though.

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