Also, I think some people are misinterpreting the intention of this thread. This is an all out war on some playground. Imagine a small country and all four of these groups fight for territory with some neutral grounds dispersed amongst them. It becomes a game of who can last the longest.
MAFIA = Morte Alla Francia, Italia Anela!
English translation from Italian: Death to France, Italy wants/wishes.
Thus, we can come to the conclusion that the original Mafia is the Italian (Sicilian, to be exact).
Italian Mafia > everything else.
They are just much too elegant on the way they handle businesses. They make you offers you can't reject- @THE DON would understand. Non c'è meglio che la mafia italiana.
wow why no Russian mafia (nobody's seen the movie Eastern Colonies? not my only source of information but its what introduced me to them)
although the Russian mafia is mostly like bootleggers and gun runners
uhm to be fair i don't think the Mexican or black mafia will be able to gain prime
killing can be done by anyone doesn't matter how amazing you are at fighting if somebody shoots in the head you cant come back
the thing about a mafia to gain real power is its ability to dwell in both the darker parts of society and yet be so connected that being able to walk into the prestigious and lawful areas without fear
so if were talking about owning a small country and whatnot as doc described im going with either the Japanese or the Italian (although there's an american version and an actual Italian version)
unfortunately the other mafias don't seem to hold themselves to the same style and authority