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Although statistics and definitions are inexact, educated guesses put the number of refugees worldwide at well over 10 million. The overwhelming majority prefer to return to their native land than to emigrate to a foreign one. The millions of refugees from Afghanistan are sufficient proof: Despite the toll the war and subsequent fighting have taken on their country, very few have applied for permission to emigrate.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?

(A) Most refugees are as reluctant to emigrate as are the refugees from Afghanistan.
(B) The refugees from Afghanistan fled what they considered political oppression rather than economic disaster.
(C) Most of the children born to refugees prefer to remain in their adoptive country rather than return to the land their parents left.
(D) Although refugees flee their homes for a variety of different reasons, the overwhelming majority are looking for improved living conditions.
(E) The number of refugees worldwide has risen dramatically over the last ten years.

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Originally posted by csaluja on 20 Jun 2017, 12:35.
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New post 20 Jun 2017, 13:10
The argument talks about the refugees at large, who don't want to leave their country despite facing hardships there.
It specifically talks about Afghanistan where the toll the war and subsequent fighting have taken on their country,
despite which very few refugees have asked to emigrate from their country.

Since we have been asked to strengthen the argument, we can use Option A(Most refugees are as reluctant to
emigrate as are the refugees from Afghanistan)
in order to increase the validity of the conclusion.
If the other countries also don't want to emigrate from their country like refugees in Afghanistan, the conclusion becomes stronger.
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csaluja wrote:
Although statistics and definitions are inexact, educated guesses put the number of refugees worldwide at well over 10 million. The overwhelming majority prefer to return to their native land than to emigrate to a foreign one. The millions of refugees from Afghanistan are sufficient proof: Despite the toll the war and subsequent fighting have taken on their country, very few have applied for permission to emigrate.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?

(A) Most refugees are as reluctant to emigrate as are the refugees from Afghanistan.
(B) The refugees from Afghanistan fled what they considered political oppression rather than economic disaster.
(C) Most of the children born to refugees prefer to remain in their adoptive country rather than return to the land their parents left.
(D) Although refugees flee their homes for a variety of different reasons, the overwhelming majority are looking for improved living conditions.
(E) The number of refugees worldwide has risen dramatically over the last ten years.

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The Argument is taking a example (afghanistan) to put a broader claim on migration of refugee.

A here strengthens the argument by pointing that most refugee have same thinking as have refugees from afhganistan.
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csaluja wrote:
Although statistics and definitions are inexact, educated guesses put the number of refugees worldwide at well over 10 million. The overwhelming majority prefer to return to their native land than to emigrate to a foreign one. The millions of refugees from Afghanistan are sufficient proof: Despite the toll the war and subsequent fighting have taken on their country, very few have applied for permission to emigrate.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?

(A) Most refugees are as reluctant to emigrate as are the refugees from Afghanistan.
(B) The refugees from Afghanistan fled what they considered political oppression rather than economic disaster.
(C) Most of the children born to refugees prefer to remain in their adoptive country rather than return to the land their parents left.
(D) Although refugees flee their homes for a variety of different reasons, the overwhelming majority are looking for improved living conditions.
(E) The number of refugees worldwide has risen dramatically over the last ten years.

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To strengthen the argument:
We have to show that the Sample is the representation of the population.
If the other countries also don't want to emigrate from their country like refugees in Afghanistan, the conclusion becomes stronger.

None of the other options work in favor of the conclusion.
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