What was once a loosely grouped cultural phenomenon evolved into a cohesive faction known as La Cosa Nostra (LCN) once political support and a solid drug trade was established in Sicily. The coastal areas in the south and east are flat and ideal for cities and harbors, while northern Sicily is rugged and mountainous, providing insulation for the island's historically agricultural-based natives. LCN and Camorra crime families are known to operate in the cement industry. From this history, the Sicilian Mafia emerged as a collection of criminal clans or families. 1 Founded in early 2000s by Massimo Carminati on the ashes of the Banda della Magliana. It rejects outside authority (in the form of the state or any occupying power) and encourages members to solve problems on their own eliminating the need for burdensome mediation, and thus promoting more efficient criminal organizations. LCN, for example, enjoyed a relationship with the Christian Democrats in Rome until the 1990s.
Five major, heavily active mafia-like organizations are known to exist in Italy. Italy is as famous for organized crime as it is for its cuisine. The main organized criminal groups in Italy are dominated by powerful families and alliances associated with specific regions. Despite the unending competition between families and alliances that hampers their reach, the phenomenon of organized crime in Italy will persist. Italy is infamous for its organised crime and gang warfare, which is rife in some areas, although it has no discernible impact on the lives of most foreigners there (particularly in the north of the country).
Relations froze, organized criminals used their positions in Sicily to influence the national government by supporting Christian Democrats the pro-Western party that countered communism in Italy. These families in turn are defined by their geographic location, not by actual blood relations. The remainder of the five most powerful are two organizations created in the 20th century: Stidda of Sicily and. This collaboration were mostly important during the French Connection era. The Banda della Magliana was involved in criminal activities during the Italian " years of lead " (or anni di piombo ).