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Although generally a lawless society, the Culture enforces social norms through other means, such as personal reputation, upbringing, the extremely well-balanced psyches of almost all its citizens, and the ability of the local Mind or Minds to intervene when necessary. Unbalanced individuals are typically offered therapy, whilst the worst offenders are typically (and overtly) monitored at all times by the local Mind, and may be ostracised by the rest of society.
 
Although generally a lawless society, the Culture enforces social norms through other means, such as personal reputation, upbringing, the extremely well-balanced psyches of almost all its citizens, and the ability of the local Mind or Minds to intervene when necessary. Unbalanced individuals are typically offered therapy, whilst the worst offenders are typically (and overtly) monitored at all times by the local Mind, and may be ostracised by the rest of society.
 
===Habitats===
 
===Habitats===
Most Culture citizens live on [[Orbital_(Culture)|Orbitals]: large ring structures that orbit a star in the same way planets do. They are positioned slightly edge-on to the star such that there is a day and night cycle. To generate gravity, most are spun around a central hub which usually contains the Mind that governs the orbital. In contrast the Culture uses very few planets, although asteroids and the like are occasionally used. A large part of the Culture's population is also based on board large starships.
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Most Culture citizens live on [[Orbital_(Culture)|Orbitals]]: large ring structures that orbit a star in the same way planets do. They are positioned slightly edge-on to the star such that there is a day and night cycle. To generate gravity, most are spun around a central hub which usually contains the Mind that governs the orbital. In contrast the Culture uses very few planets, although asteroids and the like are occasionally used. A large part of the Culture's population is also based on board large starships.
 
Dyson spheres and [[Ringworld]]-like structures have been noted as well, with three of the former and one of the latter being destroyed in the recent Idiran-Culture War.
 
Dyson spheres and [[Ringworld]]-like structures have been noted as well, with three of the former and one of the latter being destroyed in the recent Idiran-Culture War.
  

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