# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 38)
Directions to Solve

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

• (A) If only argument I is strong
• (B) If only argument II is strong
• (C) If either I or II is strong
• (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
• (E) If both I and II are strong.

38.

Statement: Should there be a world government?

Arguments:

1. Yes. It will help in eliminating tensions among the nations.
2. No. Then, only the developed countries will dominate in the government.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Explanation:
Clearly, a world government cannot eliminate tensions among nations because it will also have the ruling group and the opposition group. Further, the more powerful and diplomatic shall rule the world to their interests. So, only argument II holds.
Discussion:
6 comments Page 1 of 1.

VictoriaCheng said:   10 months ago
There's no mention about which type of countries would take part in the govt so 2nd statement is mostly vague.

The 1st statement might or might not be strong.

John said:   7 years ago
Both can be correct. But not at the same time, because a word government DOMINATED by developed nations would be it's very nature be tense. It could go either way.

Chamae C said:   7 years ago
"Clearly, a world government cannot eliminate tensions among nations because it will also have the ruling group and the opposition group".

-It does not necessarily mean "total elimination" but argument 1 says that "it will help" eliminate tensions among nations so I believe argument 1 is also a strong argument.

Deep said:   7 years ago
Yes, Both options are correct.

Sumit said:   8 years ago
Both arguments are correct. So either 1 or 2 is strong. Obviously if this happens developed countries will dominate.