Here is the question :
WHAT DID ICELAND PROHIBIT FROM 1915 TO 1989?
Here is the option for the question :
- Ice hockey
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC0066] When you visit Iceland on your next vacation, you’ll be able to do something that Icelandic locals haven’t been able to do for more than seventy years: raise a glass of beer and shout “Skál!” In 1915, all forms of alcohol were prohibited in Iceland after a vote in which sixty percent of the population supported the proposition.
However, similar to the situation in the United States, the act of banning something did not completely stop its use or distribution.
After a while, medical professionals started recommending alcohol as a kind of treatment (wine for the nerves and cognac for the heart, of course), and painters started placing large orders of alcohol so that they could clean their equipment.
When the vote to allow the importation of wine was finally passed by Parliament in 1921, it marked the beginning of the end of the prohibition era (mainly to preserve a trading relationship with Spain).
In 1933, the prohibition on all alcoholic beverages, with the exception of beer with an alcohol content of more than 2.
25 percent, was removed.
Why was beer cast as the antagonist? Because it was less expensive, some believed that it was also simpler to misuse.
The Icelandic people persisted in devising novel methods to obtain their beer, and far into the 1980s, the vast majority of Icelanders, including parliamentarians, advocated for the repeal of the beer prohibition.
Beer was made legally available to Icelanders for the first time since 1915 on March 1, 1989, following a vote to legalize the beverage in the Icelandic parliament, known as the Althing, in the year 1988.
And now every year people celebrate “Bjordagur,” also known as Beer Day!