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# Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of

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Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of promoting the Distopian intervention in the Arcadian civil war merely to insure that the industrialistsâ€™ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits during the war. Yet this cannot be the motive since, as the Distopians foresaw, Distopiaâ€™s federal expenses for the intervention were eight billion dollars, whereas, during the war, profits from the Distopian industrialistsâ€™ facilities in Arcadia totaled only four billion dollars.
Which of the following, if true, exposes a serious flaw in the argument made in the second sentence above?
(A) During the Arcadian war, many Distopian industrialists with facilities located in Arcadia experienced a significant rise in productivity in their facilities located in Distopia.
(B) The largest proportion of Distopiaâ€™s federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits.
(C) Most Distopian industrialistsâ€™ facilities located in Arcadia are expected to maintain the level of profits they achieved during the war.
(D) Distopian industrialistsâ€™ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits before the events that triggered the civil war.
(E) Many Distopians expressed concern over the suffering that Arcadians underwent during the civil war.
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02 Mar 2006, 14:29
B?
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02 Mar 2006, 23:01
Yes it should be B.
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03 Mar 2006, 13:57
buzzgaurav wrote:
Yes it should be B.

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03 Mar 2006, 20:43
The question asks as to why industrialists from Distopia promoted intervention inspite of expenditures being greater than the profits to the country. Choice B helps explain this.
As the largest proportion of Distopia's federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits, Industrialists were eager to post higher profits and obviously explored all options.
Also If a large proprotion of the expenses are not borned by these industrialists, then it's right to say they profited from the war.
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03 Mar 2006, 21:53
I say A, the conclusion is only talking about profits made in Arcadia during the war .."profits from the Distopian industrialistsâ€™ facilities in Arcadia totaled only four billion dollars" but A states that those industrialists made money in Distopia also at that time as a result of the war. So therefore, conclusion that Distopian industrialists couldnt have promoted the civil war is undermined.
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19 Mar 2006, 08:47
'B' it is.
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20 Mar 2006, 22:07
I too am for A. Please post the OA and OE...
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21 Mar 2006, 02:09
B makes sense since this will provide a motive for the indutrialists to call for the intervention.
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21 Mar 2006, 08:55
buzzgaurav wrote:
The question asks as to why industrialists from Distopia promoted intervention inspite of expenditures being greater than the profits to the country. Choice B helps explain this.
As the largest proportion of Distopia's federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits, Industrialists were eager to post higher profits and obviously explored all options.
Also If a large proprotion of the expenses are not borned by these industrialists, then it's right to say they profited from the war.

Agree good explanation B for me 2
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22 Mar 2006, 23:07
Straight B
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