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    The Mafia

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    This businesslike structure allows for the Sicilian Mafia to gain control over small towns throughout Sicily giving the local people and local government no chance to exterminate the Mafia. Although the government has tried to intervene before to exterminate the Mafia from Sicily, it has never been fully effective. The Mafia thrives off of filling the gaps that the government does not which is why the most effective attempt to rid Sicily of the Mafia was during Mussolini’s ruling during World War II. The Mafia does not operate well under fascist control because in a fascist political system the dictator controls everything and if the dictator controls everything than there is no room for the Mafia to control anything. Luckily for the Mafia, fascism never really caught on in Sicily until Mussolini sent military forces into Sicily to regain control of the region and imprison all Mafiosi.…

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    The Mafia Essay

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    There is this game called “Mafia” that many people have certainly heard of if not played themselves. Basically how to play is there is a storyteller who secretly assigns a role to all of the players involved. There are two groups of people. There is the Mafia and the “innocents” (Wikipedia). The Mafia are the “killers”and the innocents are the ones who are able to be “killed” (Wikipedia). After the groups are picked, the rest of the game is up to the storyteller to navigate. In order for…

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    The Italian Mafia

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    traditions did not change for the Italian immigrants. The mafia originated in Sicily, Italy. It came to the United States through immigration. Even though the mafia remained in Italy, the newly formed…

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    Mafia Theory In America

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    law-abiding citizens but there were quite a few bad apples who had escaped from the wrath of Benito Mussolini. To Mussolini, the Mafia was a huge threat and needed to be dealt with swiftly. In turn, over a “thousand suspected Mafiosi were convicted and thrown in prison” (“The Demise of the Mafia,” 2009), and those who were lucky enough to escape continued their illegal activity in a country that had no idea how to deal with it. That’s where the roaring twenties come into play. The 1920s was most…

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    The Italian American Mafia

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    The origin of the Mafia began in Sicily, Italy. The migration to America begun when Don Vito Ferro of the “La Costra Nostra” had to flee to New York from Sicily. Don Vito Ferro was escaping from an angry enemy. Accordingly, Mussolini, the fatal prime minister of Italy, worked to try to exterminate the Mafia in Italy. With a push from Mussolini, many members of the Mafia began to flee to America throughout the 1900’s (History of the Mob). About twenty years later from the root of Italian American…

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    Russian Mafia Crime

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    Russian Mafia: Soviet Crime in United States of America The Russian Mafia were a popular crime syndicate even posing as the greatest threat to the U.S. national security during the mid-1990s. With over 6,000 different groups around the globe, their activities are flown under the radar and limited action has been done to aware United States citizens. The Russian Mafia are commonly know as “Bratva” and still remain a trouble to America and it is important to understand their origins, the…

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    American Mafia, or mob, as many call it, organized crime reaches far more people, in vastly diverse ways than one may realize. Organized crime is as much an American staple as the hotdog or baseball. However, the American Mafia opened the doors of truly organized, ruthless, and powerful…

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    ALCAPONE A child from an Italian immigrant family, Al Capone, also known as "Scarface," rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era. Who Was Al Capone? Alphonse Capone, also known as "Scarface" (January 17, 1899 to January 25, 1947) was one of the most famous American gangsters who rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago Outfit during the Prohibition era. Before being sent to Alcatraz Prison in 1934 for a tax evasion conviction, he had amassed a personal…

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    Along with the CIA and Cuba, the next most well known theory is that the Mafia and Bobby Kennedy with Jack Ruby had something to do with the killing of the 35th President of the United States. The basic understanding of why this might have happened actually has to do with the election. JFK told the Chicago Mafia that if they got people to vote for him he would leave them alone. This happened, but Bobby Kennedy really pushed to get rid of organized crime (Thomas 14-17). When this started to…

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    Hot Tin Roof

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    However, just like in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, once the “Godfather” figure of a Mafia dies, one of his sons succeeds him as the head of the family. This correlates to how once Big Daddy is dead, his plantation will be handed down to one of his kids. In the mafia, because of the honor of handing down and inheriting the family, the patriarchal family structure forcibly imposes a tremendous expectation of men to step up and be the providers, the hard workers, and the empire builders. Gooper exhibits…

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