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What effect did the Treaty of Tordesillas have on Europe and exploration?

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What effect did the Treaty of Tordesillas have on Europe and exploration?

The Treaty of Tordesillas

The Treaty of Tordesillas was concluded between the Crown of Castile and the Portuguese Empire in 1494 to divide their colonies in the New World.

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The treaty established which areas in the New World would be Spanish and which would be Portuguese. The line of division was the Cape Verde islands,...

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