In the past, many countries have had an alcohol prohibition enforced. From 1920-1933, alcohol was banned from being produced, imported, transported and sold in the United States. With alcohol being the largest problem for family violence, public violence, and political corruption, it was eventually banned. Although alcohol was illegal, it didn’t stop the trade and importation of alcohol on the black market.
The United States eventually overturned the ban on alcohol and allowed it back in the states. Although America allowed it back, many other countries still to this day have a ban on alcohol, largely found in Muslim-majority countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and many more.