There are two schools of thought on the nature of history. The mainstream idea is that history is pretty much a stream of accidental events, such as the shooting of Archduke Ferdinand to start WWI. The other is that most events are planned in advance and that someone gained from an event. For example, Nathan Rothschild becomes a billionaire by speculating in stocks after Trafalgar. Did he manipulate or even cause a war which led to this?
So, what do you guys think? Why are we taught the accidental view in school, and the conspiratorical view maligned? Is that in itself a conspiracy?