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American Samoa (Territory of American Samoa)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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American Samoa
Territory of American Samoa
StatusDependency (Territory)
SovereigntyUSA
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalPago Pago
Land Area 200 km21
LocationAustralasia, Polynesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesAS, ASM, 162
Internet Domain.as3
CurrencyDollar (USD)4
Telephone+5

1. Overview

#germany #USA

Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was not reached by European explorers until the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6

2. American Samoa National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for the American Samoa to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the USA I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Gender Equality

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

American Samoa is notable for its equality between the sexes.

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4. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below7:

Christian98.3%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.3%
Folk Religion0.4%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated0.7%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%8.

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5. The Internet

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

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Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/american_samoa.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  3. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  4. According to ISO4217.^
  5. According to ITU-T.^
  6. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/aq.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  7. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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