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A superpower introduced in 6, the Western Powers represent UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} (their symbol is their) and take the place of the U.S. in the Cold War era. Their diplomatic seal is the NATO flag rotated by 45 degrees.

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A superpower introduced in 6, the Western Powers represent UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} (their symbol is their) and take the place of the U.S. in the Cold War era. Their diplomatic seal is the NATO flag rotated by 45 degrees.


* {{Gonk}}: Though the caricature art style is largely to blame. Still, compare him with Prince Thari.

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* {{Gonk}}: Though the caricature art style is largely to blame. Still, compare him with Prince Thari.



* TheBeautifulElite: At least compared with Sheikh Salim.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance was based in part on Iraqi model Omar Borkan Al Gala, famous for being told to leave a Saudi festival for allegedly attracting too many women.


* AnachronismStew: Borders on AlternateHistory at times, most notably in 4. The Soviets [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp can persist past 1992]], the Chinese have been Red and Rich in the 1950s, and the European Union appears as a singular entity before 1993. Rectified somewhat in 4 and 5, where many of the factions do not become relevant until well past a specific age.
** In 5 and 6, the Axis and Allies represent both their IRL counterparts and the Central and Entente powers of WWI.

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* AnachronismStew: Borders on AlternateHistory at times, most notably in 4. The Soviets [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp can persist past 1992]], the Chinese have been Red and Rich in the 1950s, and the European Union appears as a singular entity before 1993. Rectified somewhat in 4 5 and 5, 6, where many of the factions do not become relevant until well past a specific age.
** In 5 and 6, the Axis and Allies represent both their IRL counterparts and the Central and Entente powers of WWI. The Allied flag/diplomatic seal is half of the American and British flags, which can be considered anachronistic since the Americans have historically been the last of the Allies to join in.


* BadBoss: The Crown heaps on several demands on the governor, goading them with extentions to their mandate.



* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: He is the representative of the Allies and and he smokes [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe a calabash pipe]] in his portrait.




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* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Given who he's based on.
* StiffUpperLip: Attempts to evoke this; he's usually quite jovial, but sometimes he blurts out that "everything's gone pear-shaped and [[ItsAllUpToYou we need a steady hand on the tiller]]."



* GermanicDepressives: He is usually quite dour if he's not trying to be sinister and intimidating.



* NotSoDifferent: In the Tropico 4 campaign scenario "[[https://tropico.fandom.com/wiki/Missions_(Tropico_4)#Independence_Day Independence Day]]," the EU is just as low-key imperialistic, instructing the presidente to promote the idea of annexing an island as a colony in the early half of the mission.

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* NotSoDifferent: In the Tropico 4 campaign scenario "[[https://tropico.fandom.com/wiki/Missions_(Tropico_4)#Independence_Day Independence Day]]," the EU is just as low-key imperialistic, imperialistic as the U.S., instructing the presidente to promote the idea of annexing an island as a colony in the early half of the mission. mission.



* UnitedEurope: A downplayed example for gameplay simplification purposes. The entire European Union functions as a single trade partner for Tropico and they set their policies to your country in unison.




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* IAmVeryBritish: A nobleman who wears a tux and [[HighClassGlass a monocle]].





A superpower introduced in 5 and 6, the Western Powers represent UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} and take the place of the U.S. in the Cold War era.

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A superpower introduced in 5 and 6, the Western Powers represent UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} (their symbol is their) and take the place of the U.S. in the Cold War era.
era. Their diplomatic seal is the NATO flag rotated by 45 degrees.



The Soviets are one of two superpowers in the original game and appear again in 3 and 4. In 5, they become a more general multinational bloc representing the countries under the Iron Curtain. In the last two games, they become relevant during the Cold War.

* CompositeCharacter: In 5 and 6, the Eastern Bloc presumably subsumes both [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn the Soviet Union]] and the rest of the UsefulNotes/WarsawPact, though functionally, the Soviets are still implied to be calling the shots.

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The Soviets are one of two superpowers in the original game and appear again in 3 and 4. In 5, 6, they become a more general multinational bloc representing the countries under the Iron Curtain. In the last two games, they become relevant during the Cold War.

* CompositeCharacter: In 5 and 6, the Eastern Bloc presumably subsumes both [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn the Soviet Union]] and the rest of the UsefulNotes/WarsawPact, though functionally, the Soviets are still implied to be calling the shots.


A superpower introduced in 5 and 6, the Western Powers represent UsefulNotes/NATO and take the place of the U.S. in the Cold War era.

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A superpower introduced in 5 and 6, the Western Powers represent UsefulNotes/NATO UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} and take the place of the U.S. in the Cold War era.


* FauxAffablyEvil: He tends to treat the presidente as an underling, to be condescended and threatening to.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: He tends to treat the presidente as an underling, to be condescended and threatening to.threatened as he sees fit.



* Expy: She was modeled after Angela Merkel, former chancellor of Germany, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank since 2019.

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* Expy: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She was modeled after Angela Merkel, former chancellor of Germany, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank since 2019.


* PowerUpgradingDeformation: In 4. For some reason, having the [[Gonk Ugly]] trait improves their diplomatic relationship with you, possibly due to your resemblance to [[RunningGag a camel]].

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* PowerUpgradingDeformation: In 4. For some reason, having the [[Gonk [[{{Gonk}} Ugly]] trait improves their diplomatic relationship with you, possibly due to your resemblance to [[RunningGag a camel]].



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance was based in part on Iraqi model Omar Borkan Al Gala, famous for being told to leave a Saudi festival for attracting to many women.
* RoyalBrat: Does tend to display these behaviors at times.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance was based in part on Iraqi model Omar Borkan Al Gala, famous for being told to leave a Saudi festival for allegedly attracting to too many women.
* RoyalBrat: Does tend to display these behaviors at times. He was, after all, the world's richest kid, then the world's richest teenager.


* CulturalPosturing: Some of the representatives can be quite haughty and condescending, even when they're being friendly.
* GunboatDiplomacy: The lingering threat of foreign occupation is a constant theme in the series. The U.S. and U.S.S.R. will invade you if you irk them enough times.



* InternationalShowdownByProxy: Of which Tropico is the unfortunate battleground. You must play along or play them against each other to stay in power and protect your people.



* FauxAffablyEvil: He tends to treat the presidente as an underling, to be condescended and threatening to.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Heavily resembles 45th U.S. president Creator/DonaldTrump.


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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He has his thumb on a lot of businesses.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Heavily Personality-wise, he heavily resembles 45th U.S. president Creator/DonaldTrump.





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* WeBuyAnything: They don't sell you anything in 4 and only accept exports, which means that keeping them placated won't make your production chains cheaper but will increase your export prices. They do manifest soft power in other ways. They are a main source of intellectual capital (foreign experts).



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Her appearance was modeled after Angela Merkel, former chancellor of Germany, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank since 2019.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Her appearance Expy: She was modeled after Angela Merkel, former chancellor of Germany, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank since 2019.



!!Vlad Orlov
* FauxAffablyEvil: Tends to pepper his chumminess with veiled threats.
* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: Believes this, if his bio is to be believed.
* NiceHat: Wears an [[Main/RussianFashion ushanka]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Based heavily on Vladimir Putin.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Applies this to his political ideology.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Played with. He claims that people in power will do exactly this if they were subject to their own laws, and that to have justice, some people must be above the laws.



* RedChina: The Red and Rich variant.

!!Yu Li
The Chinese representantive in 4
* NiceGuy: At least tries to be this. His main response to when his country has abysmal relations with Tropico is that relations can only improve.


!!Ambassador Zhang
* BeleagueredBureaucrat: He tries to be polite about this, but he's quite realistic that Tropico is low on China's priorities...
* NoRespectGuy: ...and it matches how his government sees him, as in the bottom percentile of Chinese diplomats.



* SymbologyResearchFailure: "The Middle East" and the Arab League flag being for this superpower is misleading in the first game they appear in (and in general). In 4, it is generally assumed that they represent the Arab League, which excludes a few countries in the Middle East. In 5 and 6, this is downplayed at the cost of being less representative of any one real-world country or organization. In those games, they map closer to the wealthy Gulf monarchies rather than the Arab league as a whole.

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* SymbologyResearchFailure: "The MiddleEasternCoalition: The Middle East" and the Arab League flag being for this superpower East is misleading in the first game they appear in (and in general). essentially a fictional version of this. In 4, it is generally assumed that they represent (rather inaccurately) the Arab League, which excludes a few countries in the Middle East. In 5 and 6, this is downplayed at the cost of being less representative of any one real-world country or organization. In those games, they map closer to the wealthy Gulf monarchies rather than the Arab league as a whole.whole, though they also behave like OPEC, which doesn't just include Arab states.



* TheBeautifulElite: A handsome Arabian prince, in sharp contrast to Sheikh Salim.

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* TheBeautifulElite: A handsome Arabian prince, in sharp contrast to At least compared with Sheikh Salim.


* RoyalBrat: Does tend to display these behaviors at times.



* SpoiledBrat: Does tend to display these behaviors at times.

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* SpoiledBrat: Does tend to display these behaviors at times.


!!Sheikh Selim

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!!Sheikh SelimSalim



* TheBeautifulElite: A handsome Arabian prince, in sharp contrast to Selim.

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* TheBeautifulElite: A handsome Arabian prince, in sharp contrast to Selim.Sheikh Salim.


* Gonk: Though the caricature art style is largely to blame. Still, compare him with Prince Thari.

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* Gonk: {{Gonk}}: Though the caricature art style is largely to blame. Still, compare him with Prince Thari.



* Qurac: His depiction is a pastiche of Western views of the Middle East.

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* Qurac: {{Qurac}}: His depiction is a pastiche of Western views of the Middle East.


The Middle East were introduced in 4 as one of the alternate powers to court. In 5 and 6, they become relevant in modern times.

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The Middle East were introduced in 4 as one of the alternate powers to court. In 5 and 6, they become relevant in modern times. In 4, their flag was that of the real-world Arab League, while in 5 and 6, they use a fictional flag.
* ArabOilSheikh: Their representatives. It has an effect on their economic relations; they prefer a country that imports its oil and don't take kindly to anyone who muscles in on their enterprise. Domestic oil production is a sure-fire way to get on their bad side.
* ArchNemesis: In 4, they have a rivalry with both the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
* TheFundamentalist: Has shades of this, and [[{{Hypocrite}} will respond negatively if you happened to be one yourself]]. They are a Muslim-majority region and will look down on any action that the Presidente takes that encourages [[ChurchMilitant Christian Fundamentalism]] in Tropico.
* SymbologyResearchFailure: "The Middle East" and the Arab League flag being for this superpower is misleading in the first game they appear in (and in general). In 4, it is generally assumed that they represent the Arab League, which excludes a few countries in the Middle East. In 5 and 6, this is downplayed at the cost of being less representative of any one real-world country or organization. In those games, they map closer to the wealthy Gulf monarchies rather than the Arab league as a whole.
* PowerUpgradingDeformation: In 4. For some reason, having the [[Gonk Ugly]] trait improves their diplomatic relationship with you, possibly due to your resemblance to [[RunningGag a camel]].
* {{Qurac}}: They have shades of this. Sheikh Salim peppers his statements with references to his multiple wives, being rich, and camels.

!!Sheikh Selim
* ArabOilSheikh: A wealthy and polygamous Middle Eastern Nobleman
* Gonk: Though the caricature art style is largely to blame. Still, compare him with Prince Thari.
* KavorkaMan: He has a lot of wives but isn't much of a looker.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His portrait is a caricature of Palestinian politician Yasser Arafat.
* Qurac: His depiction is a pastiche of Western views of the Middle East.

!!Prince Thari
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: His intro mentions this. He loves being generous (because he controls a vital resource). but expects his friends to be generous in turn.
* TheBeautifulElite: A handsome Arabian prince, in sharp contrast to Selim.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance was based in part on Iraqi model Omar Borkan Al Gala, famous for being told to leave a Saudi festival for attracting to many women.
* UnclePennybags: Invoked. He brags about being everyone's friend because he represents a region that has the one thing everyone needs.
* SpoiledBrat: Does tend to display these behaviors at times.


* HistoryMarchesOn: The [[IAmVeryBritish stereotypically English]] Lord Chuffney being the E.U. representative becomes sorely outdated after the British leave referendum. Reflecting this, the E.U. representative in Tropico 6 is Eline Dupond, who has a French name but resembles the then-German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: They have an overregulated economy with a lot of red tape, which Eline describes as a necessary part of turning away from their old ways of constant in-fighting.

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* HistoryMarchesOn: The [[IAmVeryBritish stereotypically English]] Lord Chuffney being the E.U. representative becomes sorely outdated after the British leave referendum. Reflecting this, the E.U. representative in Tropico 6 is Eline Dupond, Dupont, who has a French name but resembles the then-German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
* IAmVeryBritish: In 4, the European Union has a distinctly British flavour. They are represented by an English aristocrat and one of the work options in the TV station is the BBC, which is mentioned to be a European import. Averted in 6, with the EU being more patterned after a post-Brexit European Union.
* NotSoDifferent: In the Tropico 4 campaign scenario "[[https://tropico.fandom.com/wiki/Missions_(Tropico_4)#Independence_Day Independence Day]]," the EU is just as low-key imperialistic, instructing the presidente to promote the idea of annexing an island as a colony in the early half of the mission.
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ObstructiveBureaucrat: They In 6, they have an overregulated economy with a lot of red tape, which Eline describes as a necessary part of turning away from their old ways of constant in-fighting.
in-fighting.

!!Lord Chuffney
The E.U. representative in Tropico 4, a haughty British aristocrat.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Downplayed. He's just your run-on-the-mill classist aristocrat.

!!Eline Dupont
* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Given that she represents a group of nations united by obstructive bureaucrats, this is to be expected.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Her appearance was modeled after Angela Merkel, former chancellor of Germany, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank since 2019.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Tropico is culturally based on the Spanish colonies in Latin America and the Caribbean. However, the Crown the player serves in 5 and 6 is very clearly flavored after the UsefulNotes/British Empire.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Tropico is culturally based on the Spanish colonies in Latin America and the Caribbean. However, the Crown the player serves in 5 and 6 is very clearly flavored after the UsefulNotes/British Empire.UsefulNotes/BritishEmpire.



* CompositeCharacter: They represent the Allies of both UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo II], the former also being known as the Entente powers. A literal example in their flag, which is half the U.S. and U.K. flags.

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* CompositeCharacter: They represent the Allies of both UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo II], UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, the former also being known as the Entente powers. A literal example in their flag, which is half the U.S. and U.K. flags.



The Soviets are one of two superpowers in the original game and appear again in 3 and 4. In 5, they become a more general multinational bloc representing the countries under the Iron Curtain. In the last two games, they become relevant during the Cold War and

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The Soviets are one of two superpowers in the original game and appear again in 3 and 4. In 5, they become a more general multinational bloc representing the countries under the Iron Curtain. In the last two games, they become relevant during the Cold War and
War.




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* UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre: In 4 and 6, the communist world is represented by spies.

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