The World Wars is the second Era in Tropico 5 preceding the Cold War Era After Colonial Era.

This era takes place in the first half of the 20th century, starting in 1914. During this time, two great military alliances - the Allies and the Axis - are in a state of war and the freshly independent island of Tropico is caught in the middle. In addition to helping bring about an end to the war, Tropico spends this era drafting its constitution and dealing with the threat of its first rebels, all while its citizens begin dividing themselves into factions based on their political and economic stances.


DLC/Expansion Buildings Edit

Tropico 5: Espionage Edit

Tropico 5: Waterborne Edit


  • Agricultural Subsidies
  • Amnesty
  • Early Elections
  • Global Research Initiative
  • Industrialization
  • Literacy Program
  • Mortgage Subsidies
  • Paid Healthcare
  • Prohibition
  • Smear Campaign
  • Social Security
  • Sovereign Debt



  • The Allies
  • The Axis


  • White Flag: Embassy, Praising of Foreign nations in Embassy
  • Legalese: Political Rights, Labor Policy and Citizenship options in Constitution
  • Electricity: Power Plant
  • Table Manners: Delegation and Alliance options in Embassy
  • Steel: Steel Mill
  • Tanks: Army Base
  • Socialism: Social Security, Literacy Program and Mortgage Subsidies edicts
  • The Compass: Drydock
  • Generals: Managers with Military Skills
  • Accounting: Bank
  • Bribes: Customs Office
  • Shiny: Jewelry Factory
Buildings (Tropico 5)
Infrastructure Construction OfficeDockElectric SubstationGeothermal PlantMetro StationNuclear Power PlantRPalaceUParking LotPower PlantSmuggler's DockW Teamster's OfficeTidal Power PlantWWind FarmD/P
Raw Resources Automated MineFactory FarmFishing TrawlerWHydroponic FarmRLogging CampMineROil RefineryROil WellROyster FarmWPlantationRanchWharf
Industry (Goods) CanneryCreameryDFashion CompanyRFurniture FactoryLumber MillRPharmaceutical CompanySteel MillRTextile Mill
Industry (Luxury Goods) Chocolate FactoryCigar FactoryElectronics FactoryJewelry WorkshopRRum DistilleryVehicle FactoryR
Residential ApartmentCountry HouseFloating ApartmentWHouseMansionModern ApartmentRShackTenement
Entertainment & Environment Beach SiteCineplexCircusFast Food JointD/TGardenNational ParkRestaurantTavernWaste Treatment Plant
Luxury Entertainment Ancient RuinsBathysphereWCabaretCasinoDolphinariumD/PGlass Bottom RestaurantWHang Gliding ClubMuseumNight ClubOpera HouseStadium
Tourism AerodromeRAirportRBeach VillaRCabana VillageCabinCountry HotelCruise ShipEconomy HotelFamily ResortHaciendaHistoric InnSpa HotelR
Welfare & Media AsylumDUCathedralCatholic MissionChurchClinicGroceryHospitalInquisitionD/M UMinistry of InformationEUNewspaperRPolice BlimpEPolice StationSecurity CheckpointESupermarketRTV Station
Research & Education CollegeHigh SchoolLibraryObservatoryRadarEScience LabSupercomputerD/M
Economy & Foreign Relations BankCustoms OfficeUDrydockR UEmbassyRLighthouseUOfficeOffshore OfficeWSmuggler's DockWSpy AcademyEU
Military Aircraft CarrierArmy BaseRBarracksDefense HQD/TUDrone CommandEUDungeonEFortressD/MGiant LaserD/PGuard TowerMechanized GarrisonEMilitary FortRMinistry of InformationENuclear ProgramRNuclear SubmarineWUPolice BlimpRadarERanger CorpsESpace ProgramRSecurity CheckpointSupermax PrisonSpy AcademyE
W: Requires Tropico 5: WaterborneE: Requires Tropico 5: EspionageP: Requires Tropico 5: Paradise LostM: Requires Tropico 5: Epic MeltdownT: Requires Tropico 5: Hostile TakeoverD: Requires DLCU: Unique Building • R: Requires Research
Tropico 5
Concepts BuildingsEdictsFactionsPowersCharactersResearchSwiss Bank AccountPresidenteTropicansTouristsDynastyEraEconomy (Tropico 5)Budget
Missions MainDLC
Expansions DLCWaterborneEspionageParadise LostEpic MeltdownHostile Takeover