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Rises to Power describe how the presidente came to control Tropico. All rises to power give different advantages, though some of them come with downsides as well. In addition, the presidente's rise to power sets the level of democratic expectations people have for Tropico at the start of the game.

Rises to Power

Communist Rebellion

You've led the people to victory over the repressive regime.

  • Democracy Expectations: Very Low
  • Communists Faction: +10%
  • Relations With Russia: +25%
  • Liberty: -10%
  • Farmer Productivity: +10%
  • Incompatible with: the Harvard U. background.

Capitalist Rebellion

Unsatisfied with the oppression in the old government you've staged a popular revolution and become its leader.

  • Democracy Expectations: Low
  • Capitalists Faction: +10%
  • Relations With USA: +25%
  • Liberty: -10%
  • Factory Productivity: +10%
  • Incompatible with: the Moscow U. and Leftist Author backgrounds.

Elected as Socialist

The chosen leader of the socialist party.

  • Democracy Expectations: High
  • Communists Faction: +10%
  • Relations With Russia: +15%
  • Liberty: +20%

Elected as Fascist

You've created a Fascist party that has forced its way to power. Being its creator, you are now the leader of the nation.

  • Democracy Expectations: Moderate
  • Militarists Faction: +15%
  • Liberty: +20%
  • Crime Rate: -10%
  • Incompatible with: the Biblical Scholar background.

Elected as Capitalist

You've tapped into the industrial and entrepreneurial sprit [sic] of the nation and lead your party to power.

  • Democracy Expectations: Very High
  • Capitalists Faction: +5%
  • Relations With USA: +10%
  • Liberty: +20%
  • Factory Productivity: +20%

Elected for 'Family Values'

Your criticisms of the moral decay of the nation captured the attention of the electorate.

  • Democracy Expectations: Very High
  • Religions Faction: +15%
  • Liberty: +20%
  • Tourism Rating: +10%
  • Incompatible with: the Booze Baron background and Alcoholic flaw.

Military Coup

You've led a military backed coup and have declared yourself 'El Presidente'.

  • Democracy Expectations: Near Nil
  • Militarists Faction: +20%
  • Liberty: -20%
  • Crime Rate: -20%
  • Military Buildings Cost: -25%
  • Incompatible with: the Biblical Scholar background and Coward flaw.

Religious Appointment

The overwhelming religious support and fanaticism had installed you as the new presidente.

  • Democracy Expectations: Somewhat Low
  • Religious Support: +15%
  • Religious Buildings Cost: -25%
  • Incompatible with: the Booze Baron background.

Installed by KGB

Your take-over was staged by the Soviet government. Only the USSR and the military enjoy your rule.

  • Democracy Expectations: Very Low
  • Communists Faction: +10%
  • Relations With Russia: +40%
  • Liberty: -30%
  • Uneducated Allowed To Be Soldiers
  • Incompatible with: the Harvard U. background.

Installed by CIA

Your takeover was staged by the US government. Only the USA and the military enjoy your rule.

  • Democracy Expectations: Somewhat Low
  • Capitalists Faction: +10%
  • Relations with USA: +40%
  • Liberty: -30%
  • Annual CIA Stipend: $2,000

Bought the election

A dark horse in the political arena. Somehow (nudge, nudge) you managed to win the election.

  • Democracy Expectations: Somewhat Low
  • Intellectuals Faction: -5%
  • Can Commit Greater Election Fraud With Lower Consequences
  • Incompatible with: the Free Elections special circumstance.

Heir Apparent

The old government chose you as the successor to the leadership of the party. As a symbol of leadership stability, the people are cautiously optimistic.

  • Democracy Expectations: Low
  • Overall Respect: +10%

Hotel Corporate Buyout

Requires Paradise Island. You're the manager of the newest Grand Tropican Resort island.

  • Democracy Expectations: Moderate
  • Capitalists Faction: +10%
  • Environmentalists Faction: +5%
  • Relations with USA: +15%
  • Liberty: +10%
  • Tourism Rating: +30%
  • Free Hotel At Game Start.
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