Critical History/What if . . .?
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Every historical situation could have given rise to a range of possible outcomes
* To successfully participate in a situation participants create theoretical models which enable them to simplify the range of possible outcomes into specific hopes and fears
* Participants in the situation act in relation to those outcomes which they can envisage - whether to promote or block specific possible outcomes
* When considering a historical situation, we need to consider relevant alternative outcomes in order to understand the significance of what actually occurred