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The Information Extraction Rooms of The Lubyanka

“Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Struggling
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Kantrias

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The Information Extraction Rooms of The Lubyanka is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 12.96 billion The Lubyankans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, moralistic, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 47%, but much higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Arms Manufacturing.

Voting is voluntary. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. The Lubyanka's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Ruble.

The Lubyanka is ranked 68th in Kantrias and 106,808th in the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 3 days 23 hours ago: The Lubyanka was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: #1).
  • 29 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: #1).
  • 75 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 90 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked #1 in the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 5%).
  • 148 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
  • 148 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Populations.
  • 189 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 1%).
  • 215 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 5%).
  • 360 days ago: The Lubyanka was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Umbramiaus, killing 1 million zombies.
  • 360 days ago: The Lubyanka was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Umbramiaus, killing 1 million zombies.

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