Despite Prohibition's failure to end alcohol consumption, it fostered numerous important changes. Federal law enforcement efforts became more visible in the South, and even extended beyond the nation's borders. The strategies developed during Prohibition to counter the smuggling of liquor shaped efforts to prevent narcotics smuggling and immigrant smuggling through the end of the century. The liquor traffic established economic ties between enterprising southerners and partners both to the north and across the sea, while new consumption patterns tied the South to modern trends of leisure and consumption across the country. Prohibition began the rise of Havana as a tourist mecca that continued, with the help of the mob, until the Cuban Revolution. Prohibition helped make the South more modern, while it also expanded the scope of American power and influence at home and abroad.
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