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Timeline Type: 
GAH
Timeline Era: 
1492-1600
Timeline Entry Description: 
Thousands of black slaves in what is now southern Iraq will take up arms against their masters in the Zanj Rebellion and declare their independence from the Abbasid Caliphate. They will control the region and operate as an independent state for fourteen years until troops from Baghdad finally conquer the region.
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