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Sheik Sallim, the Middle Eastern representative.

The Middle East is a minor power in Tropico 4.

Because the Middle Eastern economy is heavily reliant on oil, the region is friendly to buyers and very wary of any competitors. The region is Muslim and distrustful of nations that build too many Christian houses of worship.

The Middle East is openly hostile to the US and USSR.


  • Beef
  • Oil Products
  • Smoked Beef
  • Weapons


  • Coffee
  • Crude Oil


  • +10 to +50 - Ugly
  • +10 - Well-Travelled
  • +0 to +10 - Diplomatic
  • +15 - Cold Relations with the US (Relationship under 40)
  • +15 - Not exporting Crude Oil (Not Exporting Crude Oil or having it appear your Almanac Exports)
  • +15 - Importing Crude Oil (A crude oil shipment isn't necessary, allowing imports is enough via Oil Refinery
  • 'Neutral' foreign policies
  • +10 - having favored trade partner status (export/import the most with them).


[Although you don't receive a penalty for exporting crude oil, you lose the positive modifier]

Rewards for Good Relations

  • +20% Increase for the price of Oil Products (relationship greater than 60)
  • Random occasional gift of $30,000 (relationship greater than 80)

Penalties for Bad Relations

  • Embargo of all the goods they export. (relationship lower than 40 and remains so for 3 years)


  • The flag used to represent the Middle East in the in-game trade menu is that of the Arab League, a regional organization of 22 countries in North Africa and Southwest Asia whose populations are primarily Arab or closely related to Arab.
Tropico 4 Foreign Powers
Superpowers USUSSR
Minor Powers ChinaEUMiddle East