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FRAGMENTS | Prostitution On The Line

Canada was the oldest colony of the British Commonwealth and because of that, from the moment Britain declared war on Germany, Canada also joined the war starting September 1939. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Canadian ports became a line out to the Pacific Ocean for the United States military. This fact, combined with the alcohol prohibition laws of the United States at the time, led to Montreal's economic prosperity during the war. Brothels sprang up and served as a transit station for many soldiers. The tolerant atmosphere towards brothels came to an end with the spread of the Zika virus and in order not to harm the war effort, the Canadian police raided the brothels, arrested the women and imprisoned them.

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