Orthopraxes had to develop in the rough conditions of the home planet that only miraculously was partially terraformed. Orthopraxian city-states located in huge craters, which maintain a suitable climate for human life while the rest of the planet's surface is unfit for biological species. However, the ability to survive in harsh environments with minimum requirements to space, was useful for the colonization of life-threatening and sometimes even atmosphereless planets. Orthopraxian urban networks stretch for tens of miles and consist of sealed chain blocks and modules that protect residents from landslides, raging storms and other natural disasters. Collectivism and constant overcoming the resistance of the environment cultivate honesty and mutual assistance to each other in Orthopraxes. Heroic deeds of many ordinary people formed the state of internal imperfection acutely felt by people in comparison with the consciously understood ideal of human behavior.
The ideology is largely based on the ideals given by the founder of the colony, aimed at self-improvement and dedication to moral values at any given time. This is seen as salvation, regardless of external conditions and force of global threats. The supreme power is exercised by Prime Minister, although there is a legend which says that the founding father is still alive and indeed he manages the nation. Due to the self-sufficing internal policy and uncompromising approach to many interfractional interactions, including coldness to all ideologies of the salvation construction, Orthopraxes are almost outsiders of political and economic relations within the intergalactic community.
Foreign policy situation is also exacerbated by open levying war against Terrons leading global peacekeeping activities. Meanwhile the autonomy and isolation of Orthopraxes led to the development of original and unique technologies that are highly effective in production and in military affairs.