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Principality of Samoa
Timeline: The Kalmar Union
Flag of Samoa (The Kalmar Union).svg No coa
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital
(and largest city)
Apia
Language Samoan
O le Ao o le Malo Toʻalepai
Prime Minister Makelita
Population 150,919 
Currency SMP

The Principality of Samoa, Samoa, is a small constitutional monarchy in central Roasjoinn. To the north is Svealandic Polynesia, to the west lies Viti, Tonga is to the south and to east is Danish Polynesia. The population is around 151,000 and the capital is Apia.

The official language is Samoan.

The Head of State is O le Ao o le Malo (or Prince) Toʻalepai.

The currency is the Samoan Pākākā (SMP) (a transliteration of the Tawantin Pachaka).

History

Samoa, inhabited since 2800BC was part of, or at least paid tribute to, medieval Tonga's 'empire' until the early 16th century.

Tawantinsuyu began exploring the southern Roasjoinn in the 1650s, hoping to find an easy trading passage to south-east Asia, avoiding conflict with the Iberian nations. As it probed it established trading posts and would eventually give the locals firearms to protect them from rival tribes. As Samoan society was relatively peaceful and the three great ruling families tended to be on peaceful terms there was not same level of gunpowder-driven upheaval which marred other Roasjoinn island nations.

European traders would introduce cash crops to the islands, but a Portuguese attempt to set up plantations on Upolo island was firmly rebuffed by Tawantinsuyu, who proclaimed a protectorate over the archipelago. Thereafter European interaction was officially restricted to trading though a considerable percentage of the population is employed in various European navies.

Samoa's national sport is Assendelft. There is a considerable rivalry with the national team of New Zeeland.

Government

Samoa has a relatively liberal government for the region and is governed by a single-chambered council.

Samoa is not strictly a monarchy, the official Head of State title, 'O le Ao o le Malo', technically translates to Chieftain of the Government but a mistranslation of Tawantin records into Aragonese meant the head of state was usually called 'Prince' in European dealings. In theory the role wields considerable political power but tends to restrict activity to breaking council deadlocks or introducing emergency bills.

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