The Mafia

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The Mafia The roots of the Mafia lay in Sicily 600 years ago. These times it were known as the Mafia and it had nothing to do with organized crime, loansharking, oppression, etc. The Mafia was Italy s first national resistance group against foreign rulers, they were the protectors of the weak and the poor and had a very good reputation within the lower class of society. The illegal history of the Mafia is only a hundred years old, back then Italians started emigrating to the new world because of the miserable economic condition in Europe. The first port you arrive in, travelling oversee is New York, and there developed the first mob of organized Italian criminals in the US. The first remarkable mobsters in the late 1910s and early 20s were Francesco Ioele, better known as Frankie Yale ...

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