Prohibition in Foreign Countries

Archive Report

In many countries organizations working for prohibition had made substantial progress before 1914, but it was not until the outbreak of hostilities that nation-wide prohibition went into effect in any country. War time regulations for the restriction and prohibition of the use of alcohol were dictated not only by the necessity for maintaining sobriety in the war crisis, but also by the world shortage of grain which made it imperative that part of the supply usually devoted to the manufacture of spirits should be diverted to essential foodstuffs. These war measures varied in degree from complete prohibition in Russia and most of Canada to the regulatory and restrictive measures adopted on the continent and by Great Britain and her other colonies.

Reaction Against War Restrictions

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