These edicts focus on how major powers view you. Increasing relations with one will likely decrease the other.

  • Each edict here requires at least the Diplomatic Ministry.
  • After enacting a Foreign Policy Edict there is a 24-month waiting period before another can be enacted.

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Praise US

"Increases the respect of the US and slightly decreases the respect of the USSR."
"Let the diplomats praise our American friends and sing the 'Yankee Doodle'! This will strengthen our bonds with the Yankees but will hurt the pride of the Russians, at least for the next few years. The improvement of our relations with the US will be greater than the decrease of the respect of the USSR towards us."

  • Cost: $500
  • Effects:
    • Increases relations with the US (+15).
    • Decreases relations with the USSR (-5).
    • 3 years before it can be re-issued.

US Development Aid

"Grants permanent 50% discount for Power Plants and Airports."
"Our friends in the US have agreed to provide us with blueprints that will allow us to construct Power Plants and Airports at half of their usual price. This one-time investment may save us a lot of pesos in the future, Presidende."

  • Requires: Neutral or better standing with the US.
  • Cost: $2,000
  • Effects:

Trade Mission (US)

"Sends a trade delegation to US. Grants a random benefit after 2 months."
"A trade delegation to Washington may result in a favorable treaty for Tropico. Perhaps the Yankees will agree to buy some of our products at preferential prices, or they may grant us a subsidy to construct a building. They may even give us extra foreign aid to subsidize the development of country. The success of such trade delegations tends to be unpredictable, but the better our relations with US are, the better the result could be."

  • Requires: Airport
  • Cost: $1000
  • Effects:
    • Gives random benefit after 2 months.

Alliance with US

"Construct a US military base. Protects from invasion from USSR and grants $2000 each year. The respect of the Nationalists will be lowered permamently."
"Let us cement our relationship with the US with a permanent alliance. The Yankees will build a military base on our island to protect us from USSR invasion. Our allies will pay us yearly rent of $2000. This act will further improve our relations with the Americans, but will worsen our relations with the Russians and will anger the Nationalists."

  • Requires: Very close relations(80+ ie Excellent) with the US.
  • Cost: $6,000
  • Effects:
    • Build a US Army Base; no building benefits/penalties other than $166.67/month cash flow and land utilization.
    • Prevents invasion from the USSR. USSR relations -10, US relations +10.
    • Decreases the relations of the Nationalists faction (-40 permanently).

Nuclear Testing

"You will receive $10000, but Environmentalists Respect will be lowered permanently."
"Our friends abroad have offered us a unique one-time deal. They propose to pay us a compensation of $10000 if we allow them to commit a test run of their new super weapon in our territorial waters. Be advised, the environmentalists won't be happy at all, and they are not likely to ever forgive you."

  • Cost: $0
  • Effects:
    • Grants a $10,000 bonus and has a neat lighting effect that lasts several months.
    • Decreases the relations with the Environmentalists faction (-25 permanently).

Praise USSR

"Increases the respect of the USSR and slightly decreases the respect of the US."
"Let the diplomats praise our comrades in the USSR and treat them generously with lots of alcoholic beverages! This will strengthen our bonds with the Russians but will hurt the pride of the Yankees, at least for the next few years. The improvement of our relations with the USSR will be greater than the decrease of the respect of the US towards us."

  • Cost: $500
  • Effects:
    • Increases relations with the USSR (+15).
    • Decreases relations with the US (-5).
    • 3 years before it can be re-issued.

USSR Development Aid

"Grants permanent 50% discount for Tenements and Apartments."
"Our comrades in the USSR have agreed to provide us with blueprints that will allow us to construct Tenements and Apartments at half of their usual price. This one-time investment may save us a lot of pesos in the future, Presidende."

  • Requires: Neutral standing with the USSR.
  • Cost: $2,000
  • Effects:

Trade Mission (USSR)

"Sends a trade delegation to USSR. Grants a random benefit after 2 months."
"A trade delegation to Moscow may result in a favorable treaty for Tropico. Perhaps the Russians will agree to buy some of our products at preferential prices, or they may grant us a subsidy to construct a building. They may even give us extra foreign aid to subsidize the development of country. The success of such trade delegations tends to be unpredictable, but the better our relations with USSR are, the better the result could be."

  • Requires: Airport
  • Cost: $1000
  • Effects:
    • Gives random benefit after 2 months.

Alliance with USSR

"Construct a USSR military base. Protects from invasion from US and grants $2000 each year. The respect of the Nationalists will be lowered permanently."
"Let us cement our relationship with the USSR with a permanent alliance. Our comrades, the Russians will build a military base on our island to protect us from US invasion. Our allies will pay us yearly rent of $2000. This act will further improve our relations with the Russians, but will worsen our relations with the Americans and will anger the Nationalists."

  • Requires: Very close relations(80+ ie Excellent) with the USSR.
  • Cost: $6,000
  • Effects:
    • Build a USSR Army Base; no building benefits/penalties other than $166.67/month cash flow and land utilization.
    • Prevents invasion from the US. US relations -10, USSR relations +10.
    • Decreases the relations of the Nationalists faction (-40 permanently).

Humanitarian Aid

"Construct an Aid Corps camp that provides food and healthcare for 5 years. The respect of the Nationalists will be lowered."
"The International Aid Corps offers their help to the people of Tropico. If we invite them to our island, their Aid Camp will provide free food and healthcare to our citizens for up to 5 years. Experts from the Aid Corps predict an increase in crime activity in the area around the camp."

  • Requires: Food Quality or Health Quality less than 40.
  • Cost: $0
  • Effects:
    • Builds an Aid Camp that provides Health Care and Food for up to 5 years. It can be demolished or edict canceled sooner.
    • Decreases the relations of the Nationalists faction.
    • Increases Crime Rate in the area of the Camp; see Aid Camp.
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