New edict - hire MERCENARY soldiers?
Wouldn't such an edict make perfect sense? Why not make the SWISS bank actually have a use, and be realistic? You got millions of dollars stashed away. A swiss bank account Why in the world can you NOT use this money? If a situation is going bad for you, such as an uprising, rebel attack, or military coup, why in the world can you NOT use your money to get out of the disaster? We all know in real life, money can BUY you out of any situation, especially in politics. So if Tropico wants to become more modern and realistic, it needs an edict like this. Example: Edict: "50 Loyal Mercenary soldiers arrive on the island and act as soldiers". Cost: $500,000. (for example). Annual upkeep: additional XX amount of dollars per Mercenary soldier. Your balance must stay positive or else the Mercenary soldiers will leave. (kinda like how the Nuclear program works, must have a positive balance to keep safe from invasion). The Mercenary soldiers would stay on your island, forever, until they die from old age, disease, or from a fire-fight. But you must have a positive balance at all times, or they leave the island. If you want a real life example, imagine telling the U.N "hey, I got an uprising going on in my country, but I got 10 million dollars in exchange for you to send over some U.N 'peace-keeping troops' to my country". It'd happen in a second!!!
So why NOT for once actually make use of the SWISS BANK ACCOUNT? Allow edicts, assuming you have enough in your Swiss bank account, to get you out of certain "bad situations". I'm sure there are probably a few more things that your swiss bank could buy, I just can't think of anything at the moment.
In T4 modern times, one new edict is "have 100 Chinese immigrants" arrive if you have excellent realtionships with China. Well, if you have EXCELLENT relationship with china, why the heck can you not ask for help during an uprising/coup/rebel attack??? It doesn't make any sense. That is separate issue from the hire "MERCENARY soldiers" edict. But if you think about it.... If china is your "ally" or you allow a country to build a military base on your island, and a rebel attack/uprising/coup occurs, that country sits back and does nothing? Sends no troops to help? Why? Especially if they have a MILITARY BASE on your freaking island, lol! Yet they do nothing. They just sit back and allow their ally, and their military base to be destroyed lol
(This post was last modified: 31-05-2012 09:22 AM by Josh-17.)