Itachi Joins Akatsuki
The term ‘Konoha’, village hidden in the leaves was coined by one of the most powerful Uchihas of all time, Madara. He along with Hashirama Senju laid the foundation for the village hidden in the leaves.
Despite that, he was feared and despised by people in and around Konoha due to the nature of the Sharingan. Itachi joined the Akatsuki for two reasons, to protect Sasuke and the village from the shadows.
.As time passed, things got trickier, especially in Tobirama’s era, where he assigned the Uchihas to the police force and kept them on the border.
The Uchihas were quick to realize this and their hate towards the village started building up over time. By the second great ninja war was over, their hate was at the peak.
The Uchiha clan grew powerful and arrogant and decided to start a coup d’tat. But a single member from the clan changed the fate of the Uchihas, “Itachi”.