Lead: In early summer 1494 Portugal and Spain, the two leading maritime powers of Europe, perhaps of the world, met in the southwestern village Tordesillas to carve up the world.

               Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: Spain had come late to the exploring enterprise, but when Columbus actually found something on his voyage to what became known as the New World, his patrons, Spanish rulers Ferdinand and Isabella, were quick to recognize their peril.  Portugal was lurking just over the horizon ready to take advantage of any territorial claims that Spain was not able to secure by force of arms or diplomacy.

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