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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, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 12.425 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 1st in Kantrias and 1,805th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 5.488 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 15 hours ago: The Lubyanka was ranked #1 in the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 5%).
  • 59 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).
  • 59 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked #1 in the region for Largest Populations.
  • 100 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 1%).
  • 125 days ago: The Lubyanka was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 5%).
  • 270 days ago: The Lubyanka was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Nomadic Peoples of Umbramiaus, killing 1 million zombies.
  • 270 days ago: The Lubyanka was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Nomadic Peoples of Umbramiaus, killing 1 million zombies.
  • 271 days ago: The Lubyanka was struck by a Cure Missile from Cipheis, curing 2 million infected.
  • 271 days ago: The Lubyanka was struck by a Cure Missile from Cipheis, curing 3 million infected.
  • 271 days ago: The Lubyanka was struck by a Cure Missile from Cipheis, curing 3 million infected.

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