Talk:History of Samoa

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Name in the UN[edit]

Is that true that it was known as Samoa in the UN since it joined? It seems most unlikely given that it wasn't its actual name at the time. Could someone please confirm? --CloudSurfer 23:38, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Change to image displayed[edit]

While the American Samoa stamp (Image:Stamp-us-samoa.jpg) is a fine picture and a good picture of an ocean going canoe, it is an American Samoan stamp. Since most of the article is about the history of (Western) Samoa. I have changed the graphic to that of an old map of the Samoas from 1896. Please find an appropriate page for the stamp picture. Perhaps in Polynesian voyaging. --CloudSurfer 02:20, 26 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Used it in Communications in American Samoa. Thuresson 19:49, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Savage Islands?[edit]

The Savage Islands links to an island group in the Atlantic Ocean governed by Portugal. Are the Savage Islands in this article a different set of islands with the same name, or an error? Nik42 21:53, 24 July 2005 (UTC)

British Claims[edit]

Britain took the Solomon Islands, including Tonga and the Savage Islands. The articles on the Solomon Islands and Tonga don't mention any past of being ruled by the Kingdom of Samoa, and as mentioned above, the Savage Islands links to something in the Atlantic, so what does that have to do with Samoa? Nik42 21:55, 24 July 2005 (UTC)

Hmm ... never mind, I think I've figured out what the confusion is. Nik42 21:57, 24 July 2005 (UTC)

Size Rank[edit]

I see that Samoa is listed a "165th" in the world, but when you go to the link of size ranks, it shows up as "169th" but I see no way to correct the sidebars on that page.

Votes for women[edit]

The Timeline of women's suffrage and Women's suffrage pages both claim that Samoan women didn't get the vote until 1990. This doesn't sound right - if it is wrong could someone please correct it? --Helenalex 22:44, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Women could be matai from a long time (and then vote or to be elected, even if it was probably not easy for them). The legal right to vote (for women and not matai) dates effectively from 1990. Nevers VLRAO

PreEuropean History[edit]

Any info on the history of Samoa before the Europeans were encountered? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.161.40.165 (talk) 03:39, 11 July 2008 (UTC)