Nations that support democracy will at last see their patience pay off in the next year or two, and should refrain from

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Nations that support democracy will at last see their patience pay off in the next year or two, and should refrain from active interference in Country A's politics. Its ailing leader, Monvez Shiquez, will not likely survive beyond the next eighteen months. Since a growing number of the country's citizens oppose Shiquez's dictatorial policies, democracy is almost certain to arise once he is gone.

Which of the following is necessary to reach the above conclusion?

(A) Potential successors to Shiquez are relatively inexperienced with democratic principles of leadership.

(B) The country's citizens who oppose Shiquez's policies comprise a small but well-organized minority.

(C) A democratic successor to Country A's current leader will be found immediately upon Shiquez's departure.

(D) Opposition to a dictator's policies necessarily means support for democracy.

(E) Political interference from outside nations should be avoided except under extreme circumstances.



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Option A - Irrelevant reference
This option gave an insight into 'an inexperience Shiquez successor' and this is not in correlation with the question. The question we need to draw a conclusion is centered around Shiquez dictatorship and the rise of democracy after he's gone! This option is INCORRECT

Option B - Inapposite and out of context
Yes, the country citizens opposed Shiquez's dictatorship, however, this option suggests that some of the citizens compromised! Not at any point in time was that made in the question. Also, there was no statement on 'well-organized majority!' Option B is out of place and INCORRECT

Option C - Near but incomplete ratiocination
This option made a categorical statement of finding a democratic leader immediately upon Shiquez's departure, however, that is not entirely true. What the question pointed out was that 'democracy is almost certain to arise when Shiquez is gone, NOT an immediate successor.

Option D - The best conclusion with logical syllogism!
This option correctly pointed out the conclusion in the question. The opposition to the dictator policies is synonymous with support for democratic rule! meaning when all weight is thrown against the military, then democracy is craved for! This option is CORRECT

Option E - Out of point and incoherence!
This option does not follow suit because what is being discussed in this option is how to avoid political influence from outside the nation. However, this does not reach a conclusion about 'democracy is almost certain and about Shiques's rule!