Explanation: The table shows that the Japanese economy grew after 1946, so eliminate answer choices that are outside the time period or would cause the economy to decline. Choice (C) might be true, but it is not historically accurate. Choice (D) is outside the time period of the table. Choice (A) is a good answer, but democracy alone cannot guarantee economic growth. The Japanese economic miracle after World War II is most credited to the Korean War, so (B) is the best answer.