Prostitution was outlawed, and women and girls (and yes, men and boys) with no other way to survive died slow, hard deaths.
There was still prostitution.
Abortion and birth control were forbidden, and women and infants died. Some bled to death from coat hangers or knitting needles, or dangerous herbal or other medicines. Babies were smothered or exposed to weather and animals. The children born of rape, incest, or “duty” died just as fast as their mothers, some from the sorrow of starvation times. Some children became food, or their mothers did.
There was less population before birth control and abortion under safe conditions was outlawed.
Alcohol was outlawed on “moral grounds” (religious), and there was more money made from alcohol than ever before.
Marijuana was outlawed; there has been little change, and its medical applications have also been forbidden to the ill and dying.
Marijuana still is grown and used.
Sudafed was placed under regulation due to illegal, unsafe meth making.
Meth is still sold on the streets.
Prescription narcotics are powerfully regulated, to the extent that the dying (forbidden legal suicide, and yet still seeking it… and getting it) suffer by the rules.
Prescription narcotics can be easily bought on the street.
North America had owners before it was invaded, and they had bows and arrows. They were forbidden guns. Then they were forbidden better guns. The politics of lying and stealing done by the U.S. government, starvation and genocide included, continued.
Many celebrated American soldiers of many subsequent wars were (or are) of indigenous heritage.
Slavery was outlawed. The working poor, begging at the government coffers, supplied new laborers of every nationality, color, faith, or creed.
So how’s that prohibition working out for y’all?
(I read too damned much.)