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in order to become a fully inducted member of the Mafia, you must have honor, respect, and loyalty for the organization, and amongst your fellow mafia members.

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Organizational structure of the Italian-American Mafia.

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The Ten Commandments of the Italian Mafia, which still lives today.

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The Italian-American Mafia lives by a code of crime, extreme violence, brutality, murder, silence, money, and power.

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Charles "Lucky" Luciano established the Commission, and created the American Mafia as a vast, highly organized, and incredibly powerful, nationwide, organized crime empire.

The Italian-American Mafia, often referred to as the American Mafia, American Mob, Italian Mafia, or Italian Mob, (commonly shortened to the Mafia or the Mob) and also known as La Cosa Nostra, Cosa Nostra, or American Cosa Nostra, is an extremely powerful, influential, and highly organized Italian-American secret criminal society. The American Mafia is also an incredibly powerful, vast, extremely massive, efficient, sophisticated, vicious, ruthless, extremely lethal, and universally feared nationwide organized crime empire, that dominates and controls organized crime in America, with an iron fist. The organization is often referred to by members as Cosa Nostra (meaning, "our thing"). It originated and developed from the original "Mafia" or Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia, though eventually encompassing other non-Sicilian Italian-American gangsters and organized crime groups of Italian origin in the United States and, to a lesser extent, Canada. The father of American organized crime is generally considered to be Sicilian-American criminal Charles "Lucky" Luciano.

The Mafia in the United States emerged in impoverished Italian immigrant neighborhoods in New York's Harlem, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Lower East Side. Italy emerged in other areas of the East Coast of the United States and several other major metropolitan areas (such as New Orleans) during the late 19th century waves of Italian immigration, especially from Sicily and other regions of Southern Italy. It has its roots in the Sicilian Mafia, but is a separate organization in the United States. Neapolitan, Calabrian and other Italian criminal groups in the United States, as well as independent Italian-American criminals, eventually merged with the Sicilian Mafia to create the modern Italian Mafia in America. Today the American Mafia cooperates in various criminal and organized crime activities with the Sicilian Mafia, and other Italian organized crime groups, such as the Camorra in Naples, 'Ndrangheta in Calabria, and Sacra Corona Unita in Apulia. The most important unit of the American Mafia is that of a "crime family", as the various criminal organizations that make up the Mafia are known.

The American Mafia is highly active all over the United States, and also controls majority of the United States with an iron fist, the American Mafia is also active in Canada, Cuba, Mexico, The Bahamas, and London. There are 26 Italian Mafia crime families, in the United States, the American Mafia has hundreds of offshoots, splinter groups, enforcement groups, hit squads, hitmen, street gangs, and associates all over the world, willing to do whatever the American Mafia orders them to do, such as murder, assassinations, torture, assault, battery, bombing, kidnapping, and other criminal activities. There are five main New York City mafia families, known as the Five Families: the Gambino Crime Family, Lucchese Crime Family, Genovese crime family, Bonanno Crime Family, and Colombo Crime Family. The American Mafia has ruled all of the United States of America with an iron fist, for over 110 years now. The American Mafia has also dominated and controlled all of organized crime in America with an iron fist, for 120 years now. According to the U.S. Federal Government The American Mafia is the most powerful, influential, richest, successful, largest, dominant, efficient, proficient, creative, clever, crafty, sophisticated, cunning, murderous, vicious, ruthless, deadliest, dangerous, bloodiest, and feared criminal organization in the World, and in history. The U.S. Government considers the American Mafia to be a "SuperPower", an "Invincible Organized Crime Army", a "Gigantic Organized Crime PowerHouse", an "Organized Crime Force", an "Invincible, Untouchable, Unstoppable, and Indestructible Organized Crime Empire" and a "Mafia Paramilitary Organization." Each crime family operates independently, while nationwide coordination is provided by the Commission, which consists of the bosses of each crime family in the United States.

Today, the American Mafia's activities are still contained all over the United States, where they continue to dominate organized crime everywhere in America, with an iron fist. As of 2017, The American Mafia still remains the most powerful, richest, efficient, and largest organized crime organization in the world.

The Ten Commandments of the Italian Mafia- Edit

  1. No one can present himself directly to another of our friends. There must be a third person to do it.
  2. Never look at the wives of friends.
  3. Never be seen with cops.
  4. Never disobey your boss, or betray him.
  5. Always being available for La Cosa Nostra is a duty - even if your wife's about to give birth, or your mother or father is dying on their deathbed.
  6. Appointments must absolutely be respected.
  7. Wives must be treated with respect.
  8. When asked for any information from La Cosa Nostra, the answer must be the truth.
  9. Money cannot be appropriated if it belongs to another member of La Cosa Nostra or to his family.
  10. People who can't be part of La Cosa Nostra: anyone who has a close relative in the police, anyone with a two-timing relative in the family, anyone who behaves badly and doesn't hold to moral values.

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