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Why would it be most important for the Party to be sure that "the past had not merely been altered, it had actually been destroyed," according to Winston?

A

The past is just that -- the past. There is nothing worth remembering from it.

B

It’s important for the people to have no memories of anything from the past that may prove harmful to the Party and their reputations.

C

There's no reason to have any recollection of the past since the citizens are living in the present.

D

The changes from the past were incorporated in the best interest of the citizens; the Party wants to continue to keep them safe.

E

If people know their history, they are better equipped to counter the Party's lies.

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