Talk:Samoa

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Explanation of Electoral System and details of Electoral Constituencies[edit]

An explanation of the electoral system is needed to explain the criteria that decide who can vote and where as well as who can run for parliament and where (both for the traditional districts and the individual voters seats).

Also it would be useful to have a page that lists the varrious electoral constituencies and the villages that they are composed of and perhaps a history of incumbents and their parliamentary terms and political affiliations. The problem is where to fit this info in.

Judicial System[edit]

Also it would useful to explain the TWO judicial systems that co-exist ie the western based Supreme Court and lowers courts and the Traditional based Lands and Titles Court which deals with traditional land and title (chiefly)issues.

Commonwealth Membership[edit]

This country is listed as a member of the Commonwealth of Nations at the official Commonwealth site: [1]

PoV / Bias of article name[edit]

Between American Samoans and Western Samoans (both are Samoans and consider their home/ethnicity Samoa), there is some rivalry considering what some American Samoans would consider usurping of the name Samoan (whereas Western Samoans would consider it taking it back). Anyway this is not a discussion that can be resolved, but this article should probably be renamed Samoa (Country), with Samoa being a short article discussing the longer history of the archipelago and linking to both Samoas.

Revisit requested move[edit]

I'd be happy to make another move request. Americans (and not just Samoan Americans) frequently refer to American Samoa as simply "Samoa"; both countries are equally known internationally. I didn't even know Western Samoa had changed its name till I visited Wikipedia a few years ago and saw that "Samoa" only referred to one half of the actual island chain. Samoa really should redirect to Samoan Islands as the primary topic. --SchutteGod (not logged in) 70.181.183.169 (talk) 19:57, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

American Samoa is not a country. It's an unincorporated territory of the United States.-gadfium 07:40, 19 October 2015 (UTC)