|Territory of American Samoa|
Teritori o Amerika Sāmoa (Samoan)Timeline: Yellowstone: 1936
OTL equivalent: American Samoa
"Samoa, Let God Be First"
"Sāmoa, Muamua Le Atua" (Samoan)
Star Spangled Banner
Location of American Samoa in the Samoan archipelago
|Ethnic groups||American, Australian, New Zealander, German, Pacific Islander|
|Government||Territorial presidential constitutional republic|
|-||Naval Governor||MacGillivray Milne|
|-||Total|| 199 km2
77 sq mi
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American Samoa is a U.S. territory located in the South Pacific Ocean, between New Zealand and Hawaii. It is part of the Samoan archipelago. To its west is the former Imperial German territory of Western Samoa, which as of 1936, was administered as a trust territory on New Zealand.
With the Yellowstone Eruption of 1936, American Samoa lost all contact with the mainland United States. The territory had to be self sufficient so it relied on fishing and maintained contact through Western Samoa, Australia, and New Zealand. Contact was re-established with American Pacific-Asiatic Zone two years later, in what could be accepted as the successor to the United States government and its territories in the Asia-Pacific region. However, the Pacific War soon followed. American Samoa played a vital role for the Allies as it was used as a stop for the U.S. Pacific fleet to move from Hawaii to Oceania.