16. For a trade embargo against a particular country to
succeed, a high degree of both international accord
and ability to prevent goods from entering or leav-
ing that country must be sustained. A total blockade
of Patria's ports is necessary to an embargo, but
such an action would be likely to cause international
discord over the embargo.
The claims above, if true, most strongly support
which of the following conclusions?
(A) The balance of opinion is likely to favor Patria
in the event of a blockade.
(B) As long as international opinion is unanimously
against Patria, a trade embargo is likely to
(C) A naval blockade of Patria's ports would ensure
that no goods enter or leave Patria.
(D) Any trade embargo against Patria would be
likely to fail at some time.
(E) For a blockade of Patria's ports to be success-
ful, international opinion must be unani-
i would say D
A ...we dont know what is the degree of discord...we only need a high degree of international accord and ability
B...nope...we also need the ability to prevent flow of goods ...also again we dont need unanimous decision..just "a high degree of unity"...
C...Wrong...we cant say that...because we dont know what is the level of international support
E...again, we dont know if we have the ability to block the flow of goods
D...i think D is best ...the "likely" part is convincing enough...it reasonable enough