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Probably the best-known non-Italian 'ethnic-based mafia' that operated in the USA was the Unione Corse. This group were not North-European, but were part of the Corsican Mafia and maintained the so-called French Connection monopoly, controlling the import of Heroin, from French Indo-China, through France (and Canada) into the United States from the 1930s ...


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The instrument referred to as 'tuba' in this context was simply the trumpet, rather than the modern instrument named tuba ('tuba' being the Latin word for 'trumpet'). In his book Obseruationes anatomicae. Ad Petrum Mannam medicum Cremonensem, Gabrielle Fallopio wrote: Quare cum humus classici organi demptis capreolis, vel etiam iisdem additis meatus ...


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It's a world war one era "Regio Esercito" (Italian army) uniform like the ones you can see here. the ranks on the cuff confirm the WW1 era (by design) and indicate the rank of Major, confirming this we have the jacket with pockets that was supplied only to the officers as the troops were without them. Rank of WW1 Italian Army (In Italian) The ...


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Hi Robin Hood and welcome to History:SE, thank you for the interesting question, if difficult question. The soldier in the right hand photo does not give us many details to work with as he is presenting his right side towards the camera and enlisted rank insignia was worn (mostly) on the left forearm, which is not visible. I suppose that he is enlisted as ...


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Ethnic organised crime is almost always formed when there is an emigration from a poor country into an urbanised area in another country. Especially where the emigrants form a permanent lower class, or is discriminated against for their ethnicity. Before the wave of immigrants from Italy to the US there was a wave of immigrants from Scandinavia (mostly ...


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The first mention of the structure is attributed to Herophilos of Chalkedon, a Greek doctor who taught in Alexandria around 300 BC. Further descriptions followed, but it was Gabriele Falloppio (1523-1562) who extended the anatomical knowledge of the structure to such an extent that it still bears his name in many countries (including the Latin tuba Fallopii, ...


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