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List of countries with alcohol prohibition

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**Countries with Alcohol Prohibition**:
– Present-day alcohol prohibition in Muslim majority countries, Indigenous Australian communities, certain Canadian territories, and regions of India.
– Examples include Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, and specific Canadian regions like Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Quebec.
– Historical instances in countries like Chile, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, and the Faroe Islands.

**Historical Alcohol Prohibition**:
– Past alcohol prohibition in various countries during specific periods, such as Finland, Hungarian Soviet Republic, Iceland, North Yemen, and Norway.
– Notable historical prohibition under Murad IV in the Ottoman Empire from 1612-1640.
– Recent bans like in Panama (March to May 2020) due to COVID-19 and the Philippines ban from 1966-1986.
– Long-standing prohibition in Pitcairn Islands from 1790-2009.

**International Alcohol Prohibition**:
– United States prohibition from 1920-1933.
– Alcohol policies in countries like Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, and Malaysia.
– Recent changes in alcohol laws in Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, and Yemen.
– Alcohol ban reimposed in South Africa in 2020.

**Legislation and Impact of Alcohol Prohibition**:
– Various laws and regulations governing alcohol consumption in different countries.
– Impact of alcohol bans on tourism, local customs, and enforcement during religious events like Ramadan.
– Challenges and controversies surrounding alcohol prohibition.
– Reforms and amendments in alcohol laws to address societal issues and public health concerns.

**Reasons, Impact, and Challenges of Alcohol Prohibition**:
– **Reasons for Alcohol Prohibition**: Religious beliefs, public health concerns, social order maintenance, cultural norms, and economic reasons.
– **Impact of Alcohol Prohibition**: Reduced crime rates, health improvements, social changes, economic consequences, and rise of illegal alcohol trade.
– **Challenges of Alcohol Prohibition**: Enforcement difficulties, black market growth, public backlash, impact on tourism, and underground alcohol production.

The following countries or territories have or had comprehensive prohibitions against alcohol. Particularly the term refers to the banning of the manufacture, storage (whether in barrels or in bottles), transportation, sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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