Certain governments subsidize certain basic agricultural products in order to guarantee an adequate domestic producti...

Theresa on September 21, 2015

Please explain.

Why is the correct answer choice C

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Melody on September 28, 2015

Alright to let's breakdown the relationship between the declared intent of a governmental practice and a circumstance relevant to it:

In order to guarantee production of basic agricultural products, the government subsidizes them. However, subsidies eventually lead to soil exhaustion and drastically reduced yields. Thus, even though the intent of the government action was to help guarantee goof production of basic agricultural products, it will actually lead to smaller yields.

Similarly, answer choice (C) shows a scenario where the government plans to build strong armed forces in order to forestall armed conflict. However, in order to maintain this plan put in pace to forestall armed conflict, these forces must actually be used in combat periodically. Thus, even though the intent of the government action was to help forestall armed conflict, it will actually lead to armed conflict.

Hope that helps clear things up! Please let us know if you have any other questions.