The German Colonization period in Samoa from 1900 – 1914 is one of the most significant eras in the history of Samoa. During this period the people of Samoa experienced a great number of political and cultural changes; both historically important in their own right, as well as serving as context for significant future developments in the nation’s history. The documents provide a record of a unique example of Germany’s colonial expansion in the Pacific, while also assuming a wider international significance. The administration arose as a direct result of colonial rivalries and international relations in the preceding period.
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