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Prohibition USA

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Pre prohibition - only existed on periphery of society.
Prohibition created huge opportunity - coast to coast bootlegging of alcohol.
Became more "organized" than ever, employing lawyers, accountants, brew masters, boat captains, truckers and warehousemen, plus armed thugs
Capone said 'I'm only providing a public demand'
Crime gangs - Chicago (Capone / Bugs Moran)
Bribed policemen, judges, juries, witnesses, politicians and even federal Prohibition agents.
More than 1,000 people were killed in New York alone in Mob clashes during Prohibition.