It’s been argued that OTL the Mafia were all but dead in Sicily until the end of the war, thanks in large part to Caesare Mori’s time as Prefect of Palermo. If Fascist rule endures - and there’s also efforts to develop Sicily more - could we see them completely gone ITTL, or at least permanently underground?
Just to clarify, that’s not me saying ‘Fascism was great, they stamped out the Mafia!’ - I am
Not A Fan of Fascism, to put it mildly... Just talking hypotheticals.
Probably not at the levels of OTL, but the CIA can eventually promote some Mafia rejuvenation from the US to weak and discredit the regime. At the best to distract some resources from Italian side.