Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tropico 5: How to Declare Independence

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Declaring independence is currently the only way to progress from the Colonial Era to the World Wars Era. The first step in moving towards independence is gaining popular support for your revolution from the Crown. Popular support is annotated above the lower left mini-map, next to the thumbs up. It is basically the happiness of your island.


In campaign mode, as soon as you get the happiness to 50% it triggers the ability to declare independence. Catholic Missions will increase crime safety and religion. Taverns increase entertainment. Plantation, ranch and fishery diversity add to Food. Adequate housing adds to housing, I also like to throw in a few mansions for my rich Tropicans. Make sure you are building enough plantations to ensure your workforce is employed. A newspaper will help with liberty.


You also need to work on building the support of the revolutionary faction. The above image is the politics tab of the almanac. Both factions will have missions which can increase or decrease the amount of faction support and faction members. Many of the Royalist missions will allow you to extend your mandate, take cash for your treasury or Swiss bank account, or allow 10 Royalists to immigrate to Tropico. At the start of the mission, it is worthwhile to take the 10 Royalists in order to build up your workforce. As you move towards building popular support, it is more beneficial to take the money or mandate extension.

The Revolutionary faction also has missions which allow you to choose between more trade opportunities with pirates, cash for your treasury, or 3 educated immigrants. The educated immigrants join the revolutionary faction.

The educated immigrants will also help staff libraries, which are needed to research towards a constitution.


I always like to fight for my independence. So I build a military fort and lots of guard towers near my docks. The guard towers will fire upon enemy units and stall them until your infantry units can arrive. The palace and any military fort will send one infantry unit. At normal difficulty, the Crown will send two infantry units to retake your island. If you have enough guard towers, you should be able to defeat the Crown's forces with just two infantry units.

If you are facing a more significant invasion, it helps if you build your military forts next to each other. Then the infantry units will arrive at enemy units at the same time and overpower them. Rather than arriving one by one or taking on different groups of enemies and getting wiped out.


You are ready to declare independence once you have your military infrastructure built up, the constitution researched, your happiness is above 50%, and have the support of the Revolutionary faction. You can then click on the red and yellow icon above your palace. You will tell Penultimo it is time for Revolution. You can either pay for your independence and go $10,000 into debt, or fight for independence.


If you choose to fight, like I always do, infantry units from the Crown will invade from one of your docks. Your forces will automatically move to attack the invaders. Black and white cross-hairs will appear above targeted buildings. Since guard towers are always targeted, I usually have two next to every dock.

Once your forces defeat the forces of the Crown, then you are now the independent nation of Tropico! Hooray, El Presidente!

10 comments:

  1. nice just what I needed ;)

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  2. I am struggling to gain independence on the "big cheese" mission, even with 63% happiness and the backing on the revolutionaries

    Help?! :(

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  3. I am struggling to gain independence on the "big cheese" mission, even with 63% happiness and the backing on the revolutionaries

    Help?! :(

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  4. You have to beat the mission to go independent. 120,000 in cheese or something. Then you can go independent. It's pretty nice once you do the game resumes normally after that and you have a nice cheese empire cornerstone.

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  5. I have a problem. The minute i declare independence and i win the battle i am forced to pkay the second map. And not continue my original map that i began with. Is that a glitch from the p4?

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    1. are u playing campaign ? i think u are :) and that is just part of the campaign.

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    2. Once you get through that you can choose your original map again.

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    3. I am playing campaign I had the same issue. It sends me to the next map/missiom...but I want to continue building my independent empire. How do I do this? Different game mode?

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