Since 1945 there have been numerous international confrontations as tense as those that precipitated the Second World War, and yet no large-scale conflict has resulted. To explain this, some argue that fear of enormous destruction such as the second war produced has had a dramatic deterrent effect.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the deterrent theory mentionned above ?
(A) After the First World War, the fear of great future destruction was as intense as it was after the second Word War.
(B) Psychologists have determined that fear of retaliation tends to temper aggressiveness among human beings.
(C) The Second World War was far less destructive than most people generally beleive.
(D) Fear of repeating the levels of destruction that the second World War produced is as pervasive today as it was forty years ago.
(E) Many of the intenational confrontations that have occured since 1945 have involved countries that participated i the Second World War.