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In OTL, the Prohibition Era was a ban on alcoholic beverages from 1920 - 1933. However, what if prohibition didn't end?


Prohibition isn't repealed.


1920: Prohibition starts.

1933: Prohibition isn't repealed.

1936: Without the added taxes which came from the repeal, Franklin D. Roosevelt is less popular. He still wins but only he only got 52.3% of the votes, unlike the 60.8% he got in OTL.

1937: Many bootleggers claim that many police in America had been working with the Klu Klux Klan to hunt down bootleggers. The police dismiss these claims.

1939: World War Two starts.

1940: Wendell Willkie wins the American Presidential Election by a very small margin. His views on the World War is the expected reason he won.

17th December 1941: The Japanese Empire commence the attack on Pearl Harbour. United States join World War Two. President Willkie promises to use their full military force against Japan.

1942: President Willkie decides to back the Manhattan Project.

May 1943: The Battle of Hachijo-jima. The U.S. invaded the Japanese island to gain more control of the Pacific. This would last from 14th May - 28th May with a American victory on the island.

18th August 1943: A Japanese bombing occurs of Daly City, California.

23rd August 1943: Japanese bombers bomb San Francisco.

September 1943: President Willkie makes a speech concerning the recent Californian bombings.

November 1943: United States military starts the invasion of the Japanese prefecture of Chiba.

December 1943: Whilst the government were concentrated on the ongoing war, New York had an uprising over the prohibition. Over 1,000 people died. The police managed to contain the riots however this sent a huge ripple of anarchy over the East Coast of the U.S.

February 1944: United States push through into the prefecture of Tokyo.

February - March 1944: The Battle of Tokyo lasts between 28th of February to 17th March. On the last day, America captured the capital.

25th March 1944: Japan surrenders and America occupies Japan.

April 1944: Connecticut is descends into anarchy.

May 1944: Connecticut petitions the American Government to become independent. The government denies the request.

June 1944: Rhode Island and Connecticut claims independence over the prohibition. America has to pull out of the war in Europe.

22nd - 27th June 1944: Battle of Danbury. The American military pushes into the Connecticut city of Danbury. However a well armed militia containing a lot of the Connecticut and Rhode Island military defends the city.

30th June 1944: American government reluctantly accepts the independence of Connecticut and Rhode Island becoming the 'Republic of New England'.
US Map of Prohibition

Red = States With Prohibition Blue = States Without Prohibition Yellow = Others

August 1944: Parts of the US decides to repeal prohibition.

July 1944: President Willkie, who is running for U.S. President, dies.

September 1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt, who is also running for president, dies.

November 1944: Thomas E. Dewey wins the election.

May 1945: As America pulled out of the war, Germany manages to not fall in May as they did in OTL.

July 1945: The United States drops Little Boy on Munich then Fat Man on Hamburg. Nazi Germany immediately surrenders after the second atomic blast. Soviets occupies the east of Germany and America/Britain occupies the west of Germany.

September 1945: The states of New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire petition for independence. Independence was granted, fearing another violent revolution. The states, when granted independence, became part of the Republic of New England. The republic becomes the Federal Districts of New England (FDNE). After the secession, the U.S., who has been accused of being right-wing, started being more democratic.

Early 1946: The US government creates a three party system: Democratic, Republican and Independent to balance out the instability of the U.S, the Cold War and the rift between the pro-prohibition and the anti-prohibition. This was because the Democrats was against Prohibition and the Republicans supported Prohibition. Vermont and Maine secede and join the FDNE.

June - August 1946: California demands secession. A vote is held in July. They are denied succession because of accusations of Socialist activities. In August, California threatened to hold a revolution unless they were granted independence. On 27th August, a group of Californian rebels bombed an apartment complex in Nevada.

September 1946: The U.S. military threatens California with military force.
US 1947

Blue: United States of America Red: Japanese Californian Republic Yellow: Federal Districts of New England

September - June 1947: Over the next 10 months, many Californian rebels and terrorists attack the American people and government. On 15th June, a group of Californian rebels, called New Bears, placed explosives in Phoenix, Arizona in the Luhrs Building, Luhrs Tower, Security Building and Phoenix Towers. After this attack, President Dewey declares that swift, instant action shall be taken. On the 23rd June, American military occupy the state of California and don't allow Californian citizens to carry firearms.

July 1947: America allows American Occupied Japan to take control of the state of California creating the Japanese Republic of California.

March 1948: Hawaii is given to the Japanese Republic of California becoming the Japanese American Republic.

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