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    The Mafia way of life may seem like a romantic updated version of the western movie played out on the streets of the big cities where the good guys and the wise guys who share the same instincts and values do battle before an enthralled public but it is actually very different. The Mafia is really just a group of uneducated thugs making money by victimizing the public. Initially, the Mafia was setup as a prominent supplier of bootlegged liquor, but it has spread into many different areas of crime

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    The Mafia

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    The Mafia It exists. You probably won’t see it if you visit Sicily. You probably won’t see any of its effects, either, unless you look very closely. But considering it’s profound influence on Sicilian life, no twentieth-century history book on Sicily would be accurate without mentioning the most famous Sicilian fraternity. “The word ‘Mafia’ was formally recorded by the prefect of Palermo in 1865, after the unification of Italy (57 Robb).” It wasn’t until 1982 that it was added to the Italian

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    Italian Mafia beings in $100 billion annually. The Sicilian family began around 3,000 years when they began relying solely on family for safety, protection, justice, and survival. An underground secret society formed as first as resistance and as a vigilante form of justice against oppression. The member was known as a “man of honor” because he was protecting his family and friends but was keeping silence about it instead of boasting. These secret societies grew to become known as the “Mafia.” Since

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    The Mafia

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    When someone thinks of the Mafia, they think of Prohibition, drugs, money and Al Capone. What people do not immediately think of is the affect the mafia had on society. The most recognized affect to society came with the repeal of the 18th amendment. The appeal was heavily related to the Mafia because of their contribution to the rise in organized crime. The Mafia was more than just an influential group of the 1920’s and 1930’s because it contributed to society in the past and continues to affect

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    mafia

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    Their guns terrorized the streets of New York. They were murderous, brutal thugs that killed with no feelings of remorse. They were bank-robbers, drug dealers, casino owners, hit men and pimps. They were the Mafia of the 1920's and 1930's. These degenerates played an important role in American history, they were more than just bank-robbers and gunslingers, and they were men that affected all facets of society. They were celebrities, some of the most recognized men in America. Their evil deeds made

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    mafia

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    horses and other sports have always been an important business in the mafia. They operated in luxurious or illegal gambling operations all over the United States; they paid off law enforcement so that they would ignore the gambling operations. Over the years the history of gambling and casinos have changed especially since 1931 when Nevada legalized gambling. For my final paper I particularly choose Casino as the classic mafia movie that depicts an insight into the world or organize crime and gambling

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    Italian Mafia

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    Italian Mafia The Mafia was first developed in Sicily in feudal times to protect the estates of landlords who were out of town. The word Mafia, derived from the Sicilian word, Mafioso, means family. Today, Mafia is a name which describes a loose association of criminal groups. These groups can be bound together by blood, oath or sworn secrecy. Many people had considered the Sicilian Mafia as the most ruthless mobsters of the twentieth century. By the nineteenth century, the Mafia had become

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    Mafia as Government

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    Mafia as Government History and Introduction The history of the Mafia began in the ninth century, when a secret society was formed to protect the people of Sicily. Sicily was occupied by Arab forces. A group of Sicilians fled into the countryside to escape, and later to fight, the encroaching forces. This group became the Mafia The group’s original intentions were to create a sense of loyalty and respect for tradition, culture and family. The Mafia protected its' members interests and

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    The Mafia In America

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    The Mafia also known as "La Cosa Nostra" which translates roughly as "our thing" started on the island of Sicily in the middle-ages. Sicily was then being occupied by the Spanish. The Sicilian people did not trust their Spanish law enforcers and thus they formed

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    Mafia

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    Mafia. What does this word mean? The actual members of the Mafia aren’t even sure where the word first originated or what it really means. One of the theories as to where the word came from is from Sicily, where people would yell “ Morte alla Francia, Italia anela!” (Death to France, Italy groans!), therefore forming the acronym MAFIA. Others claim the word derived from the battle cry of rebels who slaughtered thousands of Frenchmen after a French soldier raped a Palermo woman on her wedding day

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