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The Mafia are certain organized crime organizations associated with Sicily, Italy, and later with Italian-Americans. Mafia may also be used more general as a term for organized crime organizations.

Organized crime is according to the FBI often organized along ethnic lines. It includes many more ethnicities/races and structures than the traditional media stereotype of the Italian-American mafia, such as the very powerful Jewish mafia, often ignored in media depictions.

The Italian mafia was suppressed by Mussolini and the Italian and the Italian-American mafia covertly worked with the Allies.[1]

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  1. The Death and Life of the Mafia in Italy, From Suppression by Mussolini to Revival by 'Liberation,' 1926-1946