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For the faction in Tropico 5, see Communists (Tropico 5).

Comrade Vasquez, the Communist representative.

The Communists are an internal faction in Tropico 3 and Tropico 4.

Communists are concerned with Tropico's welfare and quality of life, desiring basic essentials like housing, food, and healthcare for all of the island's citizens. On average, the Communist faction is the largest faction in Tropico, typically only matched by the Religious.

How you treat your island's Communists affects your relations with the USSR.


  • People who live near a Newspaper(Tropico 3 or 4) where the Voice of the Worker is published will slowly be persuaded to support the Communists.
  • People who attend movie theaters(Tropico 3 or 4) where Russian classics are screened have a chance of becoming Communists.
  • If the nuclear shelter is set to save everyone regardless of class in the event of a disaster, more people will be persuaded to become Communists.




Rebel Incursion - Angered by the plight of the common people on the island, Communists from around the world will travel to Tropico to join the rebels in their fight against you.


  • Ultimately, communists care about access to housing, healthcare, and food, while capitalists care about high profits and low crime. Because these two goals don't conflict, citizens can support both factions at the same time.
Tropico 4 Factions