A Short History of the Samoan Islands
- People. // Samoa Country Review;2001/2002, p9
Provides an overview on the people of the country of Samoa, formerly known as Western Samoa. Ancestral stock of the Polynesian people; Oral histories and traditions; Samoans' retention of their traditional ways despite exposure to European infuence; Life expectancy of the population of Samoa.
- Government. // Samoa Country Review;2001/2002, p11
Chronicles the history of the politics and government of Samoan Islands. Adoption of the 1960 constitution based on the British parliamentary system; Parliamentary structure of the government; Division of Samoa into districts for purposes of government service in health, education, police and...
- Political Conditions. // Samoa Country Review;2001/2002, p12
Provides an overview on political conditions in Samoan Islands. Criticism against the Samoan government over a financial crisis involving the national air carrier, Polynesian Airlines; Constitutional amendment changing the country's name from Western Samoa to Samoa; Resignation of Samoa's prime...
- History. // Samoa Country Review;2001/2002, p10
Chronicles the history of the Samoan Islands. Original name of the country; Development of a plantation economy centering on coconut and cotton; Dispute over succession to the throne of King Laupepa; Annexation of the Eastern and Western Samoa by the United States and Germany.
- HISTORY. // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Samoa;Nov2004, p2
Presents information on the history of Samoa. Contact of Samoans with Europeans; Division of the Samoan islands; Amendment of the constitution in 1997.
- Samoa. // CIA World Fact Book;2003, pN.PAG
Presents information on Samoa, a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, as of January 2003. Background; Geography; Socio-economic status; Economic status; Politics and government; Foreign relations; Telecommunications and mass media; Military.
- 'An Appalling Calamity'. TRUDEAU, NOAH ANDRE // Naval History;Apr2011, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p54
The article presents an overview of the events surrounding the Great Samoan Typhoon of March 15-17, 1889 wherein German, British, and U.S. warships were damaged while anchored in Apia Harbor in the Samoan Islands. It describes the reasons for the struggle to control the islands by the U.S. and...
- American Samoa. Anderson, Susan // Let's Take a Look at Territories & Commonwealths;2010, p1
This article focuses on American Samoa, a group of seven small islands representing the eastern half of the Samoa island chain. The islands are located 2,300 miles southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. The capital Pago Pago is located on the island of Tutuila. Samoa is believed to have been settled as...
- ECONOMY. // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Samoa;Nov2004, p3
Presents information on the economy of Samoa. Effects of natural disasters in the early 1990s on Samoa's economy; Decline of gross domestic product from 1989 to 1991; Financial crisis of Polynesian Airlines in 1994.