Camorra

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The Camorra is a Mafia-like criminal organization, or secret society, in the region of Campania and the city of Naples in Italy. The Camorra was at its height in the 19th century, when the Bourbon monarchy in Naples used its members in the police, army, and civil service. Once Naples became a part of a united Italy in 1861, the Camorra was suppressed and many of its members fled to the United States, where they joined the Mafia. The Camorra was supplanted after Benito Mussolini's takeover in 1922. Compared to its counterparts elsewhere in Italy, Sacra corona unita in Puglia and 'Ndrangheta in Calabria, it was more involved in piracy.

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Camorra is a 1972 movie, directed by Pasquale Squitieri, starring Fabio Testi and Jean Seberg.


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