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The End of Prohibition


5 December 1933: The 21st Amendment repeals America's prohibition of alcohol. After 14 years, the 'Noble Experiment' was a known failure, with a public that ignored laws and a new criminal underclass fuelling the booming black market.


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28 November - 12 December

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