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On January 17, 1920, United States outlawed alcohol for private consumption. "Prohibition" had been the goal of social reformers for decades. The Anti-Saloon League and like minded groups believed alcohol caused crime, poverty, and generally shiftless behavior, and proudly forecast an age of peace and prosperity for all as the "devil's rum" and similar satanic spirits were banned. Unexpectedly within two years, Americans were actually drinking more hard liquor than ever before. New suppliers had arisen to stock the shelves of secret speakeasies which had replaced the neighborhood corner bar. These suppliers would be known in American history as bootleggers, and soon these bootleggers were largely controlled by the criminal networks of the largest cities. The enormous money to be made and rapacious greed for that money soon led to violence and violence on an enormous and egregious scale. Shootouts, bombings, and massacres stained the streets and stole the headlines. In the 1920's and early 1930's, Gangland leaders and villains such as Al Capone and John Dillinger would captivate and appall the citizens of the United States. Black Hawk Toy Soldiers "Gangland America" series provides the collector the opportunity to recreate these singular moments of American history. By constantly redefining the world of figurine miniatures, Black Hawk has quickly established itself as a leader in the field. Trainsandtoysoldiers.com is proud to be an official Black Hawk dealer and please let us know if we can assist you in anyway.