I know this is a hot topic at the moment, and I really don't want to create some kind of debate here, i'm just interested in if this question is adressed. Any other place where I have spent time, it's impossible to get any good objective answer to this question because of all the politics. Stackexchange, you are my last hope.
As far as I can understand, the common expectation is that lightning network will be a distributed, but not decentralized. If one or more countries started saying to nodes that shovel a lot of bitcoin: "We consider you banks now and you cannot participate in a payment-routing unless you have Know Your Customer/Ante Money Laundering compliance on all participants in the chain, effectively splitting the lightning network into a legal and an illegal part, does the lightning network have any kind of protection against this?