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Is Samoa the same as American Samoa?

No. Samoa is an independent nation while American Samoa is an American overseas territory. Germans and American feuded over Samoa. The territory was eventually split into two (MORE)

Why did the US want American Samoa?

Before the Spanish-American War (1898) and the acquisition of the Philippines, the US sought to establish island bases to support naval fleets in the Western Pacific. As a res (MORE)
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How far is Samoa from American Samoa?

I think it's about 12,000 kilometres, so about 14 hours flying time this is wrong. I used to live in Vailoa (American Samoa) and on clear days I can see Samoa (western Samoa) (MORE)