History UsefulNotes / Samoa

20th Sep '16 8:42:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Germany and the United States claimed the territory until the beginning of the 20th century, when they split the islands: west for Germany, east for America. During the [[WorldWarI first World War]] it was taken by New Zealand; they administered it until 1962.

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Germany and the United States claimed the territory until the beginning of the 20th century, when they split the islands: west for Germany, east for America. During the [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI first World War]] it was taken by New Zealand; they administered it until 1962.
21st Jan '14 9:33:20 PM zero5889
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->The red field stands for courage. The canton is colored blue, representing freedom, containing Crux Australis, a common sight in the southern sky, colored white to represent purity.
12th Sep '13 9:27:07 PM KYCubbie
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In 2009, Samoa became the most recent country to switch the side of the road they drive on. However, bucking the trend of the 20th century, they switched to driving on the left. This made it easier to import cars to the country from the biggest auto manufactuers in the region, namely Japan and Australia.

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In 2009, Samoa became the most recent country to switch the side of the road they drive on. However, bucking the trend of the 20th century, they switched to driving on the left. This made it easier to import cars to the country from the biggest auto manufactuers manufacturers in the region, namely Japan and Australia.
Australia. The change also made it easier for members of the large ethnic Samoan communities in both Australia and New Zealand to ship their used cars to Samoa.
18th Feb '13 7:13:12 AM StFan
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24th Jul '12 9:29:01 AM EarlOfSandvich
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12th Aug '11 3:24:46 PM AmusedTroperGuy
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The Independent State of Samoa is a nation of two big islands (well, comparatively) and two tiny islands between them. It is west of the American Samoa, by the way.

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The Independent State of Samoa (do not confuse with the American Samoa, that's another thing altogether) is a nation of two big islands (well, comparatively) and two tiny islands between them. It is west of the American Samoa, by the way.


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As a last note, the place seems to be a breeding ground for [[WildSamoan professional wrestlers]], though it must be said they also come from other islands of the region.
29th Jul '11 12:23:42 PM AmusedTroperGuy
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[[AC:The Samoan flag]]
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21st Mar '11 12:36:28 PM VulcanTrekkie45
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In 2009, Samoa became the most recent country to switch the side of the road they drive on. However, bucking the trend of the 20th century, they switched to driving on the left. This made it easier to import cars to the country from the biggest auto manufactuers in the region, namely Japan and Australia.
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