Cosa Nostra post WWII

Main

Mafia Commission

1957

The "capi" of each Mafia family meet formally for the first time and add an element of organization to Cosa Nostra.

First Mafia War

1962

A dispute between families in the Commission erupts over a drug-trafficking situation, eventually resulting in the expulsion of the Buscetti family

Mafia members acquitted

1963 - 1968

Because of Mafia's power in the law enforcement world, most of the arrested members are acquitted during this time and Mafia begins to lie low

Massacre at Ciaculli

1963

7 carabinieri are killed by a car bomb, resulting in the arrest of 1,200 suspected Mafia members and the end of the Mafia Commission

Drug-Trafficking Boom

1970 - 1980

The Mafia's drug-trafficking business takes off and they begin to get more and more business from the United States; this period results in the reformation of the Mafia Commission

Antimafia Movement

1980 - 2000

The Antimafia movement takes off and checks the Mafia's power

Mafia Strategy

Mafia lies low

1966 - 1970

Mafia retaliates against Antimafia

1982 - 1992

Mafia lies low

1993 - 2000