Among political entities dedicated to political control and suppression of dissent, the reputation the Tsou Ministry of Culture has gathered for itself is enviable, it's reputation for respecting the free will of its citizens, much less so.
It is responsible for:
Propaganda prevention and response
Food and drink quality
Restaurant and liquor licenses
Sentencing, as well as Court Maintenance, Security and Records
Tourism, visa emission, verification and admission to 'sensitive' sites
It is currently estimated by New Etruscan analysts that the current Tsou government would simply cease to function if this key ministry would cease performing its many, many, many duties.
Organized in bureaus, the Ministry is ex-aequo the largest government office in Tsou, equalling the Tsou military in size.
The bureaus include:
Education: from pre-reading levels to university, every Tsou citizen is trained to feel the ministry's eyes upon them
Culture: all art forms require a license for public performance or exposition, all books must be approved before publication
Interior security: riot control, terrorism 'prevention', disaster planning all fall under this bureau
Quality control: all food and drink produced and/or sold in Tsou must be inspected, as well as certain luxury items, it is thought that there is a huge amount of graft involved in luxury items traffic.
The ministry rightly believes Tsou society cannot function without it.
Where the citizenry and the ministry disagree is whether or not this is a good thing.
Most prior rebellions occured before the ministry existed, so its ability to actually prevent or act upon a rebellion is as-yet untested, according to most accounts(few know of the Tsutomi challenge, as knowledge of that was expunged.)
Defend Tsou culture from assimilation, mis-transmission, incompetence and negligence.