Explanation: The table shows that the Japanese economy collapsed between 1942 and 1946. Eliminate any answer choices that would cause the economy to grow or are outside the time period. Choice (B) would cause the economy to grow and can be eliminated. Choices (C) and (D) are possible, but neither is as strong as the literal destruction of Japanese industry by Allied forces, (A). Therefore, eliminate (C) and (D) and choose (A).