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Heavy industry

The manufacture of steel equipment or weapons

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Hemisphere

One half of Earth

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Hereditary monarch

A ruler from a traditional ruling family who is the son, daughter, or younger relative of the last ruler

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Hieroglyphics

Egyptian system of writing using pictures and other symbols

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High latitudes

Areas north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle; also known as polar zone

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Hijab

Concealing, baggy garments worn by many
Arab women

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Hinduism

Religious system of beliefs and practices that emerged in South Asia

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Historian

Person who studies the past

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Historical map

Special-purpose map that provides information about a place at a certain time in history

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Holocaust

The mass murder of Jews by the Nazis during World War II

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Human development Index

A measure of living conditions using factors such as life expectancy, education, and income

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Human environment interaction

How people affect their environments and how their environment affects them

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Humanism

The study of secular, or nonreligious, subjects such as history

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Humid subtropical climate

Climate with year-round precipitation, mild winters and hot Summers

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Hurricane

Tropical cyclone that forms over the tropical Atlantic Ocean

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Hydroelectricity

Electricity power made by water

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Hydropower

Power generated by flowing water