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Prohibition was a movement to prohibit the making and consumption of alcohol. It began in the 19th century and culminated in the Prohibition Amendment, the [[Eighteenth Amendment]], which passed in 1920.  Called "the noble experiment," the constitutional amendment was repealed in 1933 by the [[Twenty-First Amendment]].
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'''Prohibition''', in law, refers to any body of law having the effect of prohibiting or controlling the consumption of any particular substance. The usual application of the term is to the prohibition of the manufacture, sale, transport, import, export, and/or consumption of [[alcholic beverage]]s in any given nation-state.
  
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== Summary of Prohibition Movements and Laws ==
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Prohibition is primarily a feature of 19th century law or later. Most outright, national prohibitions took place in the first half of the 20th century, ''viz.'':
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Period
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! Nation-state
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| 1920-33
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| [[Prohibition in the United States|United States of America]]
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| 1914-25
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| [[Russia]] and the [[Union of Soviet Socialist Republics|Soviet Union]]
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| 1915-22
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| [[Iceland]]
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| 1916-27
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| [[Norway]]
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|-
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| 1919-32
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| [[Finland]]
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| 1900-48
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| [[Prince Edward Island]] and elsewhere in [[Canada]], though for shorter periods
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| ca. 1920-current (various starting points)
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| Middle East, North Africa, Asia
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== History and Current State in Various Regions ==
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=== United States ===
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: ''Main Article: [[Prohibition in the United States]]''
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=== Russian Empire and Soviet Union ===
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=== Scandinavia and other Nordic regions ===
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=== Arab and other Muslim lands ===
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=== South Asia ===
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=== Southeast Asia ===
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=== Australia ===
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=== Brunei ===
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== References ==
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== See Also ==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition Prohibition] by [[Wikipedia]]
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[[Category:Culture]]
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[[Category:Prohibition]]

Revision as of 13:01, 7 April 2007

Prohibition, in law, refers to any body of law having the effect of prohibiting or controlling the consumption of any particular substance. The usual application of the term is to the prohibition of the manufacture, sale, transport, import, export, and/or consumption of alcholic beverages in any given nation-state.

Summary of Prohibition Movements and Laws

Prohibition is primarily a feature of 19th century law or later. Most outright, national prohibitions took place in the first half of the 20th century, viz.:

Period Nation-state
1920-33 United States of America
1914-25 Russia and the Soviet Union
1915-22 Iceland
1916-27 Norway
1919-32 Finland
1900-48 Prince Edward Island and elsewhere in Canada, though for shorter periods
ca. 1920-current (various starting points) Middle East, North Africa, Asia

History and Current State in Various Regions

United States

Main Article: Prohibition in the United States

Russian Empire and Soviet Union

Scandinavia and other Nordic regions

Arab and other Muslim lands

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Australia

Brunei

References

See Also