The large, unwieldy and ruthlessly oppressive nation known as The Protectorate is divided up into Districts, each specialising in a particular resource, industry or culture and becoming increasingly less developed and more oppressed as you move away from the Capitol.
A state-run Lottery offers the chance to win a move to the next district and a better life! Tickets to these are offered as a reward for loyal work for the Protectorate and can also be spent on small liberties.
Due to the pervading culture surrounding these divisions, the general attitude is that one should aspire to move to a higher quality of life and that those on tiers below you are treated with disdain.
Consistent exposure to government aired radio broadcasts and “celebrations” is mandatory.