Suppose that a country seizes a piece of territory with great mineral wealth that is claimed by a neighboring country...

on February 23, 2022

Answer A

Could someone please explain why answer A is correct?

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on February 23, 2022

never mind! I just figured it out.

Emil on March 18, 2022

Hi YCKIM2180,

Posting in case anyone in the future has the same question.

In the scenario, the aggressor country has taken a risk that is fairly minor in the long term in order to gain significant resources. This fits with how the passage describes rational decision makers in lines 18-40. That is, the possible gains must significantly outweigh the risk. In this case the risk is moderate (tolerable harm), and the gains are large (great mineral wealth).