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How is the figure 543210 important to Finns?
543210 is a mnemonic for the date when prohibition was lifted in Finland: |
5th April (4th month) 1932 at 10 in the morning (local time).
During the years 1919 to 1932, the distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages was forbidden in Finland. When the prohibition was lifted by the Finnish government in 1932 following a referendum, they created a company called Oy Alkoholiliike Ab which was fully owned by the government. In 1969 the company's name was changed to Oy Alko Ab. This company not only distributed, but imported and manufactured, alcohol.