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** Spec Ops trained soldiers can and will continually miss when chasing down political opponents. And that's because they're highly trained, mind you -- the rebels will regularly miss when firing their rifles at ''buildings''.

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** Spec Ops trained soldiers can and will continually miss when chasing down political opponents. And that's because they're highly trained, mind you -- the rebels will regularly miss when firing their rifles at ''buildings''.literally ''can't hit the broad side of a barn''.


A series of RealTimeStrategy {{Simulation Game}}s created and originally developed by Pop Top Software and now by Haemimont Games and Calypso Media. Like a cross between ''VideoGame/SimCity'' and ''VideoGame/TheSettlers'', ''Tropico'' puts the player in the role of the newly installed president of a [[BananaRepublic Caribbean island nation]] during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, with [[TheFifties 1950]] as a starting date.

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A series of RealTimeStrategy {{Simulation Game}}s created and originally developed by Pop Top Software and now by Haemimont Games and Calypso Media. Like a cross between ''VideoGame/SimCity'' and ''VideoGame/TheSettlers'', ''Tropico'' puts the player in the role of the newly installed president dictator of a [[BananaRepublic Caribbean island nation]] during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, with [[TheFifties 1950]] as a starting date.
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** ''6'' adds a Broker that allows you to purchase Science Points, Raid Points, highly educated inmigrants or extra money with your Swiss bank account money, as well as special actions such as improved standing with a political faction, political distractions or improved trade routes.


* AscendedExtra: Penultimo, your guide through the tutorial in ''Tropico 3'', becomes one of your recurring advisers and the [[AnnouncerChatter new host of TNT]] in ''4''. In ''5'' he becomes the full-blown NumberTwo to El Presidente.

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* AscendedExtra: Penultimo, your guide through the tutorial in ''Tropico 3'', becomes one of your recurring advisers and the [[AnnouncerChatter new host of TNT]] in ''4''. In ''5'' he becomes the full-blown NumberTwo to El Presidente. In ''6'', he becomes a full blown {{Deuteragonist}}.



** Ambassador Crane, the American diplomat in ''4'', is a fairly unpleasant, imperialistic man who constantly makes not-too-subtle threats of bringing freedom, democracy, and free enterprise down upon you if you don't try to please him. He's the one single character who calls you "President" instead of "El Presidente." He reveals a FreudianExcuse when he fondly compares the nasty llamas to his mother.

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** Ambassador Crane, the American diplomat in ''4'', is a fairly unpleasant, imperialistic man who constantly makes not-too-subtle threats of bringing freedom, democracy, freedom and free enterprise democracy down upon you if you don't try to please him. He's also the one single character who calls you "President" instead of "El Presidente." He reveals a FreudianExcuse when he fondly compares the nasty llamas to his mother.


* TropicalIslandAdventure: As the name of the series implies, the games take place on a tropical island in the Caribbean called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tropico]].

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* TropicalIslandAdventure: As the name of the series implies, the The games take place on a tropical island in the Caribbean called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tropico]].


* TropicalIslandAdventure: The games take place on a tropical island in the Caribbean called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tropico]].

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* TropicalIslandAdventure: The As the name of the series implies, the games take place on a tropical island in the Caribbean called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tropico]].

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* TropicalIslandAdventure: The games take place on a tropical island in the Caribbean called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tropico]].


* AlternateHistory: The USSR does not dissolve in 1990 and the EU and [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld Red And Rich]] China are foreign powers from day one. Your soldiers carry [=M16=] rifles over ten years before they were invented. This was somewhat [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''Tropico 5'', where each era features historically correct superpowers (though World War 1's Central Powers are merged into World War 2's Axis). However, your soldiers also start carrying M16s in ''1914''.

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* AlternateHistory: The USSR does not dissolve in 1990 1991 and the EU and [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld Red And Rich]] China are foreign powers from day one. Your soldiers carry [=M16=] rifles over ten years before they were invented. This was somewhat [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''Tropico 5'', where each era features historically correct superpowers (though World War 1's Central Powers are merged into World War 2's Axis). However, your soldiers also start carrying M16s in ''1914''.

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* EnlightenedSelfInterest: While being an iron-fisted dictator is possible, raising the happiness and contentment of all your citizens, and putting in a few years of efficient and sustainable resource development, will usually result in increased industrial output and stable politics, and eventually give you more opportunity to skim ''a lot'' more money off the top than just robbing some poor corn farmers blind.


''Tropico 6'' has been announced with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYvbx0cYhYY 2019 release date]]. Produced by Limbic Entertainment, the game has been rebuilt from the ground up with the Unreal Engine. Announced features include being able to build on multiple islands at once, a Presidential Palace with customization options, a greater link between economic prosperity and political peril for El Presidente, increased consequences for using autocratic edicts like imprisonment and assassination (not only will the victim not vote for you, but their entire family will never vote for El Presidente), the ability to dispatch Tropican special forces to steal technology and famous landmarks for your nation from abroad, the return of Election Speeches, and the removal of the [[ScrappyMechanic Dynasty System]] from Tropico 5. And oh, you can finally build bridges between islands and across rivers, as well as tunnels across mountains.

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''Tropico 6'' has been announced with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYvbx0cYhYY 2019 release date]].6'', released in March, 2019. Produced by Limbic Entertainment, the game has been rebuilt from the ground up with the Unreal Engine. Announced features Features include being able to build on multiple islands at once, a Presidential Palace with customization options, a greater link between economic prosperity and political peril for El Presidente, increased consequences for using autocratic edicts like imprisonment and assassination (not only will the victim not vote for you, but their entire family will never vote for El Presidente), the ability to dispatch Tropican special forces to steal technology and famous landmarks for your nation from abroad, the return of Election Speeches, and the removal of the [[ScrappyMechanic Dynasty System]] from Tropico 5. And oh, you can finally build bridges between islands and across rivers, as well as tunnels across mountains.


* BalconySpeech: In ''3'', ''4''and ''6'', El Presidente can deliver one from the palace. It raises the respect of the people gathered to hear it.

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* BalconySpeech: In ''3'', ''4''and ''4'', and ''6'', El Presidente can deliver one from the palace. It raises the respect of the people gathered to hear it.


** In the succeeding expansions the player was able to fundraise money to build a facility, but it had the major drawback that [[YouFailEconomicsForever they would get the raw materials for free]].

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** In the succeeding expansions the player was able to fundraise money to build a facility, but it had the major drawback that [[YouFailEconomicsForever [[ArtisticLicenseEconomics they would get the raw materials for free]].


-->'''Miss Pineapple''': "I have a few words about the cabaret that was recently built in Tropico..."
-->'''Penúltimo''': "The... the cabaret was built for... educational purposes!"
-->'''Miss Pineapple''': "My show starts at 8. And you WILL adress me as 'Mistress Pineapple', Penúltimo."

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-->'''Miss Pineapple''': "I have a few words about the cabaret that was recently built in Tropico..."
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'''Penúltimo''':
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** The Player Character can be this as well in ''4'', if they choose their Rise To Power to be "Installed by the {{CIA}}"

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** The Player Character can be this as well in ''4'', if they choose their Rise To Power to be "Installed by the {{CIA}}"UsefulNotes/{{CIA}}"

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** Taken a bit more literally with the Colosseum of Rome wonder power in ''6''. It makes it so that food and fun happiness are the only factors for overall happiness.

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* DidYouJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: The ''literal'' result of sending a dynasty member as your delegate to the Sunken City of R'lyeh in Tropico 5 (ItMakesSenseInContext). Fortunately, they then proceeded to make a speech so boring Cthulhu went right back to sleep.

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