Can someone explain the history of the italian mafia?

How It came to be?

What was their purpose?

And Most Importantly…
Are they Here Today?
Are they All Criminally Bad?

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.

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