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# An overly centralized economy, not the changes in the

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An overly centralized economy, not the changes in the climate, is responsible for the poor agricultural production in Country X since its new government came to power. Neighboring Country Y has experienced the same climatic conditions, but while agricultural production has been falling in Country X, it has been rising in Country Y.
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?
(A) Industrial production also is declining in Country X.
(B) Whereas Country Y is landlocked, Country X has a major seaport.
(C) Both Country X and Country Y have been experiencing drought conditions.
(D) The crops that have always been grown in Country X are different from those that have always been grown in Country Y.
(E) Country Xâ€™s new government instituted a centralized economy with the intention of ensuring an equitable distribution of goods.
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08 Nov 2006, 21:51
It's D
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08 Nov 2006, 23:06
one more D.
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08 Nov 2006, 23:09
D is the best answer. Y could be growing crops suitable in certain climatic conditions. If that is the case, it's the climate that's killing X and not the economy.
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09 Nov 2006, 04:09
D without doubt!
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09 Nov 2006, 04:18
Yes. D it is.
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09 Nov 2006, 08:25
one more for D
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09 Nov 2006, 08:31
D for me as well.
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09 Nov 2006, 21:10
Let me beat the dead horse - D
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24 Sep 2014, 04:44
Same weather , different crops
D is clear winner
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