The Churat, the common word for the Ministry of the Churat (Ministrie de Churat), is the primary vehicle of state security and foreign intelligence in the French Empire. The modern Churat's roots go all the way back to the shadowy 19th century organization from which it draws its name, although the modern Churat is in fact a mostly public-realm entity, despite occasional evidence that there is still a secret arm.
The Churat is responsible for collecting public intelligence overseas, covert operations both foreign and domestic, and for the security of the French Empire at the national level. It is the largest single-entity governmental employer in the world, employing over 3,500,000 people in the Empire proper, its colonies and in embassies (official statistic).
Modern Day Structure
The Churat has five primary branches as per reforms in the 1950's by Sebastien to modernize the organization:
Département de Sécurité Intérieure
The Department of Interior Security
Département d'Intelligence Étrangère
The Department of Foreign Intelligence
Département d'Enquête Impériale
The Department of Imperial Investigation
Département de Services Diplomatiques
The Department of Foreign Services
Département d'Administration de Ministère
The Department of Ministry Administration