- The Abassid caliphate needed a larger army to control their vast territories
- The Abassids distrusted their current army
- created a large Turkish slave army called the Mamluks
- The Mamluks became more powerful that they in a way controlled the Caliphate
- Doing this they created their own empire
- From then on they were known as the Seljuks
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