Socialism was a political ideology. Alexiy Desipich was a fanatical socialist who founded the Coalition of Ordered Governments on the principles of Order, Diligence, Purity, Labor, Honor, Loyalty, Faith, and Humility. These principles were introduced into the COG school system. The Coalition of Ordered Governments leaders eventually sacrificed many of Alexiy's teachings in order to have stronger security on account of the Locust Horde. It is for these reasons that many Stranded refer to COG as Fascists.