We understand the importance of considering the context of an event and not just the event itself.
What we may not know is how far back (or how far ahead) to consider the context. The context that is closer to the event may be less important than what happened to one of the key players 20, 30 or more years ago.
Considering that is a much more difficult, and perhaps even impossible, form of time travel but let's be frank: it is seldom tried.
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