The Line of Demarcation was an imaginary line of longitude, moved slightly from the line drawn by Pope Alexander VI to divide new lands claimed by Portugal from those of Spain. This line was drawn in 1493 after Christopher Columbus returned from his maiden voyage to the Americas. Territorial disputes between the two seafaring nations led the Pope to adjudicate in the hope that this would lead to peace between the two powers. It allocated territory as between Spain and Portugal, excepting only those areas already ruled by a Christian monarch or power; the interests of the people then inhabiting the affected lands were not otherwise taken into account. As such, the Pope's arbitration could be considered as laying the legal and political foundation for countless other international documents drawn over the next four and a half centuries, based on the implicit or explicit assumption that European powers had the right to divide the rest of the world among themselves without regard to the wishes and aspirations of the peoples living there - an assumption still taken for granted in the Nineteenth Century (for example, in the partition of Africa between colonial powers in the Congress of Berlin) and only gradually coming into question during the Twentieth Century. Thus, Alexander VI can be considered to have laid an important cornerstone in the legal foundation of Colonialism. The line drawn ran north to south about 560 kilometers (350 miles) west of the Azores and Cape Verde islands. On the other side of the globe, it passed just east of the Philippines/Philippine islands. Portugal's claim to the Philippines was recognized by Spain in the Treaty of Saragossa in 1529, which set the longitude 17° east of The Moluccas & The Spice Islands. Portugal was allowed to claim land to the east of this line, and Spain to the west. The line was never surveyed and many historians suppose that it was near the 48° longitude. It also just missed crossing the South American coast which had not yet been discovered. However, neither nation was satisfied with this settlement, and a year later they mutually agreed by the Treaty of Tordesillas (signed in 1494) to shift the line 2,000 km (1,300 miles) to the west of the Cape Verde Islands. This later gave the Portuguese the claim to Brazil. In later treaties between the two nations, Portugal gave up its claim to the Philippines in exchange for the south and west areas in South America (now Brazil) beyond the Line of Demarcation. Although the line was created to settle territorial disputes between the sole powers at that time, it did not take into account the rise of other powers such as France, nor the Protestant nations of United Kingdom|Britain or the Netherlands, who ignored the papal demarcation and staked their own claims.
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The Line of Demarcation split South America into sections for the countries which claimed it. The Line of Demarcation was drawn by Pope Alexander in 1493.
That would be considered the earths axis.
You're thinking of the axis of rotation.
== == The line of demarcation
In the globe it is called the axis. In a sphere it is called the diameter.
The prime meridian
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Oh! NONE; neither through North nor Central America; the imaginary line named equator "cuts" the North of SOUTH AMERICA, "touching" three countries only: ECUADOR, COLOMBIA, BRAZIL.
Latitude is imaginary lines that measures distance north or south of the equator. Longitude is imaginary lines that measures distance east and west of a line drawn between the North and South Poles and passing through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England.
No. The equator is an imaginary line drawn on the Earth's surface, all the way around, mid-way between the north and south poles.
The English weren't exactly drawn to north America but they saw it as an opportunity to start new lives in new land and also get freedom from their government
Such a line is called a line of longitude and in special cases a meridian (e.g. the Greenwich meridian which is 0degrees longitude)
Equator is the imaginary circle drawn at 0 degree latitude.Which would cut the spherical earth into exactly two halves.But the axis is the imaginary straight line drawn through the geographic north and south poles.Imagine if you have to walk upon the equator you have to circumscribe the earth.But if you have tnm walk along the axis then you have to dig the earth from north and come out at south.
It is a wavy line that separtes the east from the west
Answer An imaginary line drawn around the Earth at 23.5 degrees north is the Tropic of Cancer.
The straight line connecting the poles is the earth's rotational axis. The lines along the earth's surface from pole to pole are meridians or lines of longitude.
They are Lines of Longitude and are imaginary lines that run vertically from the North Pole to the South Pole.
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The British North America was founded in 1818 after the war of 1812. A treaty was drawn up.This formed the British North America border of Ruperts land wet to the Rockies.