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The First Samoan Civil War refers to the conflict between rival Samoan factions in the Samoan Islands of the South Pacific. The war was fought roughly between 1886 and 1894, primarily between Samoans though the German military intervened on several occasions. The United States and the United Kingdom opposed the German activity which led to a confrontation in Apia Harbor in 1887. Hostilities broke out again in 1898, but they were quickly ended by a British and American intervention and the partitioning of the island chain at the Tripartite Convention of 1899.