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From the Encyclopedia Postapocalyptica (Blue Glow Books, Anchorage, Alaska, 2092)

...following the marriage in April, 2005, of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla Parker Bowles, the situation among the British royal family deteriorated rapidly. After Charles' death by auto-erotic asphyxiation in 2010, DNA testing prompted by persistent rumors revealed that neither of Diana's sons had been fathered by Charles. Charles' brother, Prince Andrew, attempted to take the throne, but died in a dramatic gun battle at Windsor Castle, slain on the steps of the throne by Camilla's son from a previous marriage, Tom Parker Bowles. Bowles bought Prince Edward's compliance by making him Viceroy of India, arrested Princess Anne for treason and transported her to Australia in irons. Bowles then seized the throne of England, imprisoning William in the Tower, while Harry fled to Germany, becoming known thereafter as "The Extremely Young Pretender."

While England reeled under the cruel reign of Bad King Tom, Harry, disaffected and bitter, made common cause with German neo-Nazis, Al Qaeda cells, expatriate Kurdish Marxist elements, and remnants of the Bader-Meinhof Gang. In 2028, surreptitious DNA testing of King Tom Parker Bowles (using blood acquired from his mistress's riding crop) demonstrated not only that the king was not Camilla's son, but that his DNA had only 98% homology with modern Homo sapiens, and seemed more closely related to Homo floresiensis. The news that the king was a changeling swept the country, prompting popular rebellions from Cornwall to the Hebrides. Harry, sensing the tide of opinion turning in his favor, led his allied Al Qaeda and German brownshirt units in a daring trans-Channel hovercraft invasion of England at Hastings in 2032.

Historians agree that it was especially unfortunate that Al Qaeda, via its cells in Malaysia, had acquired Creative Labs' new strangelet cannon technology...


KATSU


meaning: control, linchpin

統轄 == toukatsu == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) control, supervision
所轄 == shoukatsu == (noun) jurisdiction


Left radical is 'vehicle' (車). Right radical is 'harm' (害), which here acts phonetically to express 'lock'. This character originally referred to a linchpin inserted into the axle of the wheel of a vehicle to lock it in place. Now it usually means 'control' in a broader sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Vehicle harmed—controlling linchpin removed.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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