BLACKOUT

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  1. CanadianBacon

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    Blackout
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    NONE OF THIS INFORMATION IS TO BE METAGAMED IN GAME, IT IS MERELY THERE TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE BACKGROUND, PURPOSE, AND RULES OF BLACKOUT.
    THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

    Blackout is the center of a large crime syndicate that has been based in San Andreas since the 1980's. They first specialized in drug and gun trafficking, running weapons across the ocean from the UK and other northern European counties.

    After establishing businesses, Blackout specialized in extortion, loan sharking (Loaning off, then getting interest at extremely high rates), prostitution, and minor local narcotic distributing. With the occasional homicide, they attempt to stay relatively clean and out of the local law enforcement's hair, sticking to their roots, as business men.


    Origin

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    Blackout was a small group formed in 1946, A year after the end of World War 2. Blackout operated inside of Holland, in the Netherlands at first. The budding organization began with small charges of Arson, theft, assault, and extortion. Their primary language was Dutch, since the leaders were of Dutch origin at the time. Blackout began to grow from Holland to the United Kingdom. They gathered members as they claimed more territory. They grew fast, since the criminals in Europe were looking for a new strong group with new ideas to fall in line with. Eventually, the small group earned the title of a Crime Syndicate, knitting together many smaller organizations.

    Blackout, in order to stay alive in the economy, ran a lot of weapons and narcotics across the borders of neighboring countries, bringing in significant cash flow as a result. There were many groups under different names formed, whom all eventually followed suit with the movement. Blackout was the sole founder of the Syndicate, eventually banded together with other organized crime groups in Russia, working towards one specific goal; Bring the drug and gun trade over seas in a massive volume. The Syndicate grew into many neighboring countries, such as Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, and even had influence in Italy. Blackout kept up a steady pace, earning cash and taking territory from rebelling or rival organized crime groups, for a few decades.

    In the 1970's, Blackout themselves began running IRA weapons from Ireland into the Netherlands, in preparation for the coming trip to go overseas into the Americas and begin taking over gun routes and territories. It lasted until 1975, when the local governments made a push to end the gun trafficking, resulting in the loss of many gun routes, and a lot of time. After seeing how much damage running narcotics could do to the Syndicate, Blackout held a vote to push for only gun trafficking, which after ten years, got accepted and implemented.

    During 1985, The Syndicate began establishing many freight routes across the ocean to North America, allowing the syndicate to settle in Canada, the United States, and some parts of Mexico. One of the largest pushes into the United States allowed Blackout to grab hold of a few organized American crime groups, allowing the Syndicate to gain more power. A lot of alliances were bought with the promise of annual gun shipments, to keep other crime groups running, and loyal to the Syndicate.

    Blackout, by the year 2012, stopped receiving as much support from the Syndicate as it once did, since it moved it's primary operations to San Andreas. This caused ruffles within the hierarchy, eventually leading to the dwindling of their numbers and influence within it. They ended up being almost cut-off completely, and replaced by another family. Italian-American Frank and Asian-American Blake laid claim to the skeleton crew, and ran the operation for many years, keeping the idea of Blackout as a group alive, and created the foundations of today.


    Blackout Today
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    Blackout now runs many businesses across San Andreas. After settling in San Fierro, they expanded across the country side to Los Santos and it's counties. Since Blackout is relatively isolated in San Andreas, the group was pushed out of San Fierro, by local law enforcement, federal agencies, and rival crime groups. Blackout grabbed hold of Los Santos, setting up multiple fronts for money laundering and outposts for gun trades. Even without the help of the Syndicate, Blackout obtained a very well-known reputation, making a name for themselves. Whether or it was good or bad, people knew they were there and that they couldn't be stopped. To this day, some people still consider the original members of Blackout to be legends amongst the people of Los Santos.


    The Price Family
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    The Price family ran Blackout since 2016 to 2018, succeeding the last family to be at the head of the table. The Price family originated in Wales, and were married into the organization after meeting the branch in San Andreas. After some time, the head of the Dutch Crime Family Jacob Devoss married Alexis Price, the two of them had 3 children together, and they all took the surname "Price", and proposed a merger between the two groups. After brief skirmishes with other families, a hitman was able to get to the head of the table, thus ending the Devoss' families influence over Blackout. By birth right, the three brothers had claim over who succeeded him. The now regrouped Blackout still presides over Los Santos, mainly concerning themselves with "legitimate" business. Many of the married-in and related Price family members still hold positions of authority in Blackout, but allowed themselves to step down from the head of the table.


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    I love this part Asian American Blake..
     

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