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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?

POD

Prohibition isn't repealed.

Timeline

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1933: Prohibition isn't repealed.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 however.

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 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, California.

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

1944: 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 American 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, Vermont, Maine 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.

WNP-Prohibition States 1949

1949: Red = States With Prohibition Blue = States Without Prohibition Yellow = Others

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. More and more states abandon prohibition.

22nd November 1946: The First FDNE Presidential Election. Fiorello H. La Guardia becomes 1st President of the FDNE.

1947: Fiorello H. La Guardia dies. Joe R. Hanley takes over.

1948: Thomas E. Dewey becomes president.

1949: Every state, except Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, abandon prohibition.

1952:

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