For articles of the same name in other Tropico games, see Faction.
A Faction is a group of people that have a common political purpose in Tropico 5.
- There are 10 different political factions in the game. Citizens may support several of them at once, but they can never support two factions with opposing views such as the Communists and the Capitalists. Factions have leaders who can be identified by your police. Beware, using a Citizen Action on a leader or their family member may change your standing with the whole faction.
When a political issue becomes relevant, citizens will split into two opposing factions depending on their views of the issue.
Every faction has a leader; a supporter of the faction who chooses to be its representative. Leaders who are happy will boost El Presidente's relationship with their faction, while unhappy leaders will lower faction relations.
List of Factions
|Faction||Political spectrum||Foundation (Era)||Spokesperson||View||Ideology|
|Revolutionaries||Left-wing||Colonial||Evita Vasquez||Independence||Independentism, Republicanism, Socialism (minority)|
|World Wars||Evita Vasquez||Economy||Social equality.|
|Environmentalists||Left-wing||Cold War||Evita Vasquez||Environment||Social equality. Opposition to social stratification.|
(Green politics, Progressivism, Alter-globalization)
|Globalists||Centre-left||Modern Times||Lord Oaksworth||State Power||Social equality through working within the established systems.|
(Progressivism, Social liberalism, Pro-globalization)
|Industrialists||Centre||Cold War||Veronica Veneno||Environment||Social equality balanced with social hierarchy.|
|Capitalists||Centre-right||World Wars||Veronica Veneno||Economy||Democracy - Liberty, freedom, equality of opportunity, economic development.|
(Social liberalism, Classical liberalism)
|World Wars||Lord Oaksworth||Values||Christian democracy, Social conservatism, Conservatism|
|Militarists||Right-wing||World Wars||Penultimo||Values||Social inequality is inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable per natural law, economics, or tradition.|
(Authoritarianism, Protectionism, Falangism)
|Nationalists||Far-right||Modern Times||Penultimo||State Power||Social inequality per social conservatism vs. liberalism and socialism. Tradition over policy.|
(Right-wing populism, Ultranationalism, Isolationism, Anti-immigration)
|Royalists||Right-wing||Colonial||Lord Oaksworth||Independence||Royalism, Conservatism|
- In addition to their general effect, all chosen constitution principles also affect your standing with the Tropican factions and the Superpowers. For example, if you choose the "Athiest State" constitutional principle, you will be unpopular with the Religious faction but will gain standing with the Communists. Those effects may change from one era to another, so it is important to keep up with the times - while gender-based voting discrimination may be more acceptable to some factions during the World Wars, it will receive much less support from the same factions in Modern Times.
|Amendment||Principle||Faction / Approval|
|Voting Rights||Male Citizens Vote||N||N||N||Y||N||Y||Y||Y|
|Wealthy Citizens Vote||N||N||Y||Y||Y||N||N|
|All Citizens Vote||Y||Y||N||N||N||N|
|Religion and State||Theocracy||N||N||N||N||Y||Y||N|
|Political Rights||Totalitarian State||Y||N||N||Y||N||Y||Y|
|Labor Policy||Work For All||N||N||N||Y||Y||N|
|Personal Rights||Total State Control||Y||N||N||N||N||N||Y||Y|
|Economy Structure||Planned Economy||Y||N||N||N||Y|
|Media Independence||Total Propaganda||Y||N||N||N||N||Y||Y|
|Digital Rights||Total Firewall||Y||N||N||N||N||Y||Y|
- Com. - Communists
- Env. - Environmentalists
- Glob. - Globalists
- Ind. - Industrialists
- Cap. - Capitalists
- Rel. - Religious
- Mil. - Militarists
- Nat. - Nationalists
- Y - Yes (Faction Approval)
- N - No (Faction Disapproval)
|Tropico 5 Factions|
|Capitalists • Communists • Environmentalists • Globalists • Industrialists • Militarists • Nationalists • Religious • Revolutionaries • Royalists|
|Concepts||Main • Buildings • Edicts • Factions • Powers• Characters • Research • Swiss Bank Account • El Presidente • Tropicans • Tourists • Dynasty • Era • Economy • Budget|
|DLC content||Generalissimo • Gone Green • Inquisition • Joint Venture • Mad World • Supercomputer • Supervillain • Surf's Up • T-Day • The Big Cheese|
|DLC packs||Epic Meltdown • Espionage • Hostile Takeover • Paradise Lost • Waterborne|