The Five Republics Faction (Italian: Fazione delle Cinque Repubbliche) is a right-wing separtist movement in North Italy. Their main motivation seems to be the unfairness of being heavily taxed to pay for things in Southern Italy that won't benefit the North as well and breaking away from an increasing authoritarian Italian government. Most of their attacks seem to be mostly kidnappings and bombings. Their leadership seems rather unclear as to who is in charge but they do have connections in the Italian military and various Mafia groups.
Etymology of the NameEdit
The name of the movement is inspired to their project to divide Italy in five autonomous republics, which are: North Italy, Central Italy, South Italy, plus the two islands of Sicily and Sardinia.