On the one hand Hegel was a proponent of  historical development. His view of history was one of an unfolding of human consciousness and freedom. History progressed as societies and individuals resolved conflicts and contradictions to move toward more freedom and self-realization.

On the other hand:  “What experience and history teach is this — that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.”

So 🤷‍♂️.