Chairman Mao Zedong

Economics, construction, tourism all child's play compared to the slippery realm of politics. At the end of the day, what matters is staying power, and that depends solely on your ability to control the people. Love, fear. all that matters is the control. And to control all sides at once, you will have to keep up a very delicate juggling act. As Presidents, you will face the individual views of the people, the unified views of the factions, armed rebels hiding in the forests and the...

Buildings Types

Buildings serve a variety of functions on Tropico. When you enter Building Mode see Chapter 4 Interface , you will be presented with a set of subgroup tabs arranged by building type function. These are Housing Every inhabitant of Tropico must have a place to live. If you do not build one for them, they will build their own in the form of a shack. Building housing for your citizens has three basic benefits. It makes your people happier, it provides a means of income for the government, and it...

Strategies

Leadership is a powerful combination of strategy and character. But, if you must do without one, do without the strategy. My Presidents, far be it from me to suggest that I might perhaps know better than you how to rule Tropico, but perhaps I might offer a few suggestions Really, you're doing a great job, I think you're wonderful and would never question any of your decisions. Character traits Choose your character traits wisely. Some produce relatively immediate payoffs a free building, like...

Tutorial And Quick Start

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry. Welcome to your Office, My Ruler. I hope you enjoy the view. Remember that as you look down on your people, they also look up to you. So dress nice and don't forget that story your dear madre always told you about the wicked El Presidents who forgot to change his underwear on the day the people revolted - revolting is the word for it. You never know when the angry mob may be at your door. As...