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These can be helpful during your play to make people happy or just to keep calm or even disarray. Many of these edicts are free to change and choose with positive and negative effects depending on your situation of play.


Colonial Era


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Extra Rations ($500)

Effect, increases the food consumption and the food happiness of the citizens.

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No free lunch ($3,000)

Effect, Tropicans will have to pay for their food.

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Military drills ($3,000)

Effect, All military squads will perform better for the next 5 years

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Martial law

Effect, Stops election. Decreases crime, liberty, tourism and efficiency of production buildings.

Increase unrest when activated and once each year afterwards.

Monthly upkeep $40

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Disaster relief fund ($1,500)

Effect, Permanently reduces the cost of rebuilding destroyed buildings and lowers casualties from disasters.

Monthly upkeep $150.

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Tax cut

Effect, The cost of this edict depends on the number of Tropicans that are well off or richer.

Their personal approval is increased when the edict has been issued.

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Right to arms ($1,000)

Effect, Increases crime and liberty. Makes infantry units but causes more casualties during uprisings.

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Mardi gras ($2,500)

Effect, Increases the service quality of all entertainment buildings and overall crime on the island.

(Needs at least one tavern)

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Wealth tax

Effect, Generates revenue based on the number of rich and filthy rich Tropicans on the island.

Those citizens lose wealth and suffer a significant loss of respect towards the regime.

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Urban development ($7,000)

Effect, Decreases the cost of all residential buildings by 50% for the next 2 years.

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Building Permit ($1,000)

Effect, Increase the cost of all buildings by 20%. Half of this increase is added to the swiss account when a construction is finished.

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Census ($10,000)

Effect, Discovers citizens with special skills Suitable for building managers.

Word Wars Era

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Sovereign debt

Effect, Manage the sovereign debt of tropico by issuing and buying back bonds.

Borrowed money will accrue interest.

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Effect, Stops all rum distilleries, nightclubs and taverns. Increases the efficiency of production buildings by 5.

Significantly increase crime.

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Amnesty ($5,000)

Effect, Has a chance to lower the rebel threat. The chance is better with higher happiness in tropico.

( There must be at least one rebel leader on the island)

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Paid Healthcare

Effect, Tropicans will have to pay for healthcare. The ones that cannot afford will receive no healthcare.

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Smear campaign ($2,500)

Effect, Target faction loses supporters depending on the popularity of El presidente.

Lose standing with all remaining supporters of the faction and a bigger drop with the faction leader.

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Early Elections

Effect, Schedules elections after 12 months.

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Agricultural subsidies

Effect, Increased effectiveness of all plantations and hydroponics farms.

Monthly upkeep $600

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Global research initiative ($5,000)

Effect, Grants bonus research points from all superpowers that have high standing with tropico.

(Need at least one embassy)

Monthly upkeep $400

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Industrialization ($10,000)

Effect, Decreases the cost of all factories by 50% for the next 2 years.

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Social security

Effect, Guarantees at least poor wealth level for all kids, students and retirees.

The upkeep cost depends on the number of people affected.

Monthly upkeep $10 per unemployed citizen, kid or retiree.

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Literacy program ($500)

Effect, Increases the efficiency of high schools and colleges, helping all students graduate faster.

The upkeep is based on the total number of education buildings.

(Need at least one High school)

Monthly Upkeep $50 per high school or college.

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Mortgage subsidies ($2,000)

Effect, Lowers the wealth required for living in all residential buildings.

The upkeep depends on the number of residential buildings.

Monthly upkeep $20 per residence.

Cold War Era


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Secret Police – Effect,  The police station discovers special citizens such as rebels and faction leaders faster.

Monthly upkeep. $2,000

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Big brother ($15,000)

Effect, Reveals the roles of two-thirds of the unrevealed citizens with roles.

Permanently decrease crime from residential buildings.

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Provoke the rebels ($5,000)

Effect, Provoke a conflict with the rebels.

(Must be rebels on the island)

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Waste sorting ($1,000)

Effect, Reduces pollution from all residential buildings.

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Contraception ban ($1,000)

Effect, Increase the Tropican birth rate but decreases liberty.

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Geological  Survey ($10,000)

Effect, Increases the amount of iron, bauxite, coal,uranium and gold in all non-depleted deposits.

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Immunization campaign ($10,000)

Effect, The campaign takes two years.

If completed it raises the efficiency of clinics and hospitals healthcare and reduces death by bad health care.

Monthly upkeep $300

(You need at least one hospital to activate)

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Hydraulic fracking ($15,000)

Effect, Increase the amount of resources in all non depleted oil deposits

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Sensitive training ($500)

Effect, All military and police buildings reduce liberty less. Upkeep depends on total number of policemen and military personnel.

Monthly upkeep $5 per policeman or soldier annually.

(Needs at least one police station to activate)

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Tourism campaign ($7,000)

Effect, Increase the tourism rating for 5 year.

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“Organic” campaign ($7,500)

Effect, Stops all Hydroponic and factory farms. All agricultural goods increase base price 20%

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International Summit ($10,000)

Effect, Increase all foreign relations by 2- for 5 years.

(Need at least one Airport)

Modern Times Era


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Same-sex marriages ($200)

Effect, Allows gay couples to marry and gay tourists to come to the island.

Increases liberty and tourism rating. Increase Unrest.

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Nuclear Test

Effect, Extort some money from superpowers. All foreign relation drop significantly.

(Needs nuclear program to issue this edict)

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Smoking ban

Effect, Stops all tobacco farms and cigar factories. Decreases healthcare death rate and increase life expectancy.

Decreases liberty and increase unrest.

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Legalized substances

Effect, Provides money every year but worsens foreign relations, increase tourism.

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Commuting program ($3,500)

Effect, Reduces the number of people who use cars.

Monthly Upkeep $35

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Stem-cell Research ($8,000)

Effect, All clinics and hospitals will provide research points but have increase budget.

Monthly Upkeep: $200 per Clinic or Hospital

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Social Engineering ($4,500)

Effect, Select any faction on the island and make it more prominent.

Some Citizens will convert to this faction immediately and the faction will attract more members in the future.

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GM crops ($4,500)

Effect, People need less food to be fed. Monthly upkeep $20

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Host the olympics ($10,000)

Effect, Increased the tourism rating proportionally to the number of stadiums on the island.

The effectiveness of all stadiums is increased permanently.

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E-Government ($10,000)

Effects, Decreases the cost of all edicts by 25%

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IT education (2,500)

Effects, Increases the retirement age. Requires upkeep on the number of people above middle age.

Monthly upkeep $1 per middle-aged or senior citizen.

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Free Wi-Fi ($15,000)

Effect, Increase housing quality and hotel efficiency on the island.

Monthly upkeep $50

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