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Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the four given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
Clearly war and terror are intimately related. It is hard to imagine a war that did not generate extreme fear amongst many people, and sometimes this is more than a by- product of violence – it is a primary objective. Historically, the sacking of captured cities was plainly intended to intimidate the inhabitants of other fortified posts (whether combatant or noncombatant). More recently, the development of strategic air bombing, though it had a strictly military rationale (to avoid the costly stalemate of trench warfare as experienced in the First World War), was based on a psychological theory: the belief that it could undermine the morale of the enemy population.
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In the words of one of its founding fathers, Lord Trenchard, in a bombing duel the enemy ‘would squeal before we did’
However, the Second World War was not won by bombing.
In war, fear may be potent but it is not omnipotent.
A way of distinguishing war from terrorism might be to say that war is what states do, terrorism is the recourse of those too weak to oppose states openly.
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