Alexiy Desipich was an uncompromising Socialist who created the concept of the COG before the Pendulum Wars. He based the coalition on an obscure, world-government philosophy revolving around eight guiding principles: Order, Diligence, Purity, Labor, Honor, Loyalty, Faith, and Humility.[1]


"We only achieve unity through order"
Nassar Embry, Allfather Prime of the COG, creating the COG

Years after Desipich's world-government philosophy was just a political theory, Nassar Embry and the Allfathers used his political ideals and created the COG. The COG would go on and fight the UIR in the Pendulum Wars in the name of freedom and Imulsion.[2] However, the leadership of the COG would betray many elements of Desipich's Austere Canon with Chairman Monroe creating the New Hope Research Facility, Chairman Tomas Dalyell ordering the execution of any staffers in Aspho Point during Operation: Leveler,[3][4] and finally Chairman Richard Prescott's use of the Fortification Act along with the Hammer of Dawn strikes across Sera, although Prescott's actions were deemed legal.[5] By 14 A.E., Desipich's vision would end up being viewed as fascism in the eyes of the Stranded. Some Gears, including Marcus Fenix and Damon Baird, note that sacrifices of freedom in the name of security manage to remain popular in the arena of public opinion.[6][7]

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  5. Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant
  6. Last Day, Marcus Fenix journal
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History: Alexiy Desipich · Nassar Embry · Allfathers · Austere Canon · Octus Canon · Fortification Act
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