УБИВАЙ ЛЮДЕЙ @ СТРОЙ КОММУНИЗМ https://fee.org/articles/the-bloodsucking-economic-policies-of-the-real-dracula/ "Protectionism He also enacted several protectionist measures. One, which specifically targeted Transylvanian merchants coming to Wallachia, restricted them from trading outside designated market towns.Another imposed high tariffs on goods sold by Saxon German craftsmen who exported raw commodities from Germany to Wallachia for completion, no doubt capitalizing on cheaper labor. This included creating a border patrol to inspect carts entering the region. In response, a small rebellion erupted, composed of the craftsmen who, between trips, gathered in small village settlements in northern Wallachia. It was crushed quickly as Vlad III’s troops descended on them, “pillaging, looting, and burning them to the ground.”  The survivors, most of whom fled to Germany, provided some of the earliest accounts of Vlad III’s brutality. Welfare Statism Vlad III also launched a hybrid welfare initiative, coupling a “war on poverty” with what might best be dubbed “DraculaCare”: Vlad Dracula … once notice[d] that the poor, vagrants, beggars, and cripples had become very numerous in his land. Consequently, he issued an invitation to all the poor and sick in Wallachia to come to Tirgoviste for a great feast, claiming that no one should go hungry in his land. As the poor and crippled arrived in the city, they were ushered into a great hall where a fabulous feast was prepared for them. The guests ate and drank late into the night. And, in an episode singularly epitomizing the immemorial trade off between freedom and security: Vlad himself then made an appearance and asked them, “What else do you desire? Do you want to be without cares, lacking nothing in the world?” When they responded positively, Vlad ordered the hall boarded up and set on fire. None escaped the flames. That horrific affair over, Vlad met with the hitherto most oppressed class in Wallachia. He “explained his action to the boyars by claiming that he did [it] ‘in order that they represent no further burden to other men, and that no one will be poor in my realm.'”"