Papal Globalism, 2013
To limit and settle clashes after Christopher Columbus' maiden voyage, the world outside of Europe was divided between the colonial superpowers of Spain and Portugal. Initially, in 1493, a line was drawn by Pope Alexander VI; it cut the world in half along a meridian somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean between Cape Verde and Hispaniola. This decree was amended with the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494, in effect creating Portuguese speaking Brazil to the east of the demarcation. 35 years later, as both Kingdoms reached the Pacific Ocean, a similar line was drawn to define each Kingdom's influence in Asia, known as the Treaty of Zaragoza.