The Constitution is a gameplay mechanic in Tropico 5. It is the system of principles on which the laws of a government are based. It is also the fundamental Law that overrides every other legislation carried out by any national legislative body in the event of creation of any law that contradicts said constitution.
The constitution becomes available once Tropico has gained independence and researched the "Constitution" technology. At first, only three constitutional issues are available. However, in each post-colonial era, the island can research a new technology to unlock further issues.
- "We, the leaders of the Tropican Nation, in our desire to put into words the will of the Tropican people to follow and obey the Laws of the State and mantain the traditional universal Tropican values of liberty, peace, love, understanding, siesta (and hidden Swiss bank accounts), do hereby sign the first legitimate Constitution of Tropico."
Colonial Era AmendmentsEdit
- Wealthy Citizens Vote
- Only citizens who are at least rich can participate in elections.
- Male Citizens Vote
- Only male citizens can participate in elections.
- All Citizens Vote
- All citizens, regardless of wealth or sex, can participate in elections.
Religion and StateEdit
- The state officially endorses Christianity - specifically Catholicism - as its faith, making religious structures lower crime like police stations.
- Secular State
- The state allows all expressions of religion alike without endorsement, increasing the island's liberty.
- Atheist State
- The state officially bans all religions, increasing the rate of research by 10% and lowering the membership of the religious faction.
- The nation's armed forces are composed of both official soldiers and reserves of armed civilians, who will form into additional military squads during battles.
- The nation's armed forces are composed of citizens randomly selected for service, making it so soldiers don't need an education.
- Professional Army
- The nation's armed forces are composed of legally recognized career soldiers, who are more effective in battle.
World Wars AmendmentsEdit
- Totalitarian State
- Elections on the island are unmonitored and blatantly corrupt affairs, tripling the effectiveness of committing election fraud but increasing the number of rebels by 50%.
- Police State
- Elections on the island are routinely influenced by law enforcers ensuring support for the current regime, making it so every police officer "persuades" a single citizen to vote in the dynasty's favor.
- Elections on the island are mandated to be fair, honest, and regularly scheduled, persuading citizens to not resort to violent uprisings.
- Workers Paradise
- Labor laws are vast and favor workers, allowing citizens to retire from their jobs early and raising their job satisfaction.
- Happy Childhood
- Labor laws are standard and balanced, not affecting job satisfaction either way.
- Work For All
- Labor laws are few and favor employers, forcing citizens as young as 13 to find work while reducing life expectancy and job satisfaction across the island.
- Immigrants Nation
- The nation's borders are open and unguarded, making it easier to immigrate to or emigrate from the island.
- Visa Program
- The nation implements a program to attract skilled workers, making it so only people with at least high school educations can immigrate to the island.
- Guarded Heaven
- The nation's borders are closed off and regulated, making it harder to immigrate to or emigrate from the island.
Cold War AmendmentsEdit
- Total State Control
- The nation's constitution specifically denies the personal rights of its citizens, making it cheaper to have them killed or banished.
- Security Surveillance
- The nation's constitution allows for the mass surveillance of its citizens, increasing the discovery rate of special citizens.
- Open Society
- The nation's constitution recognizes the right of citizens to lead free, private lives, increasing liberty but restricting assassinations and banishment to known criminals and rebels only and decreasing the discovery rate of special citizens.
- Planned Economy
- The nation's economy is run by government experts, granting a bonus to effectiveness to any building with a manager.
- The nation's economy is run by a shadowy cabal of business leaders, increasing any sources of Swiss bank revenue by 20%.
- Free Market
- The nation's economy is run by itself with no controls or regulation, increasing the effect of changes to the budgets of buildings.
- Total Propaganda
- The state directly runs all legal news sources and can use them to control dissent, causing protests to happen less frequently but making the media provide less liberty.
- Subsidized Media
- The state funds the media and has a say in what is and isn't reported, making it so journalists convince people to vote for the dynasty but raising the budgets of media buildings.
- Independent Media
- The state grants full journalistic freedom, making the media provide more liberty but encouraging citizens to form protests.
Modern Times AmendmentsEdit
- Total Firewall
- The government monitors, regulates, and censors the flow of data to and from the island, making it so less citizens become rebels but slowing research.
- Fight Piracy
- The government tries to find and prosecute people pirating copyrighted data, increasing foreign aid from the USA and EU by 20%.
- Free Internet
- The government doesn't try to stop the free digital exchange of information, increasing research point generation by 15%.
- The nation cuts its economy off from the rest of the world, raising the price of the island's raw resources by 20%.
- Strategic Sector
- The nation has laws to protect its strongest and most vital industry, raising the price of the island's top export by 20%.
- Open Borders
- The nation's economy is fully integrated with the rest of the world, raising the price of the island's manufactured goods by 10%.
- Economy First
- Industry is unregulated and encouraged to use the most cost-effective means of production, providing a 10 point boost in factory effectiveness but increasing factory-based pollution by 50%.
- Energy Efficiency
- Industry is made eco-friendly only with the goal of cutting energy expenses in mind, reducing the budgets of factories by 20%.
- Zero Emissions
- Industry is highly regulated to minimize harm to the environment, reducing factory-based pollution by 75% and providing a boost in tourism, but causing a 20 point drop in factory effectiveness.