Samoan Civil War 1893-1894

[ 1893 - 1894 ]

In the spring of 1893, Mataafa (d. after 1899), a leading Samoan chief, rejected a warrant to come to Apia, the capital of Samoa, and instead waged war against his traditional enemy, Malietoa Laupepa (d. 1898), the Samoan king. The Malietoan forces, however, proved to be stronger, and Mataafa was driven onto the small Samoan island of Manono. German and British warships arrived to quell the fighting, and Mataafa was finally induced to surrender and, with some of his supporters, was taken by a German ship to the Marshall Islands.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Samoa and German Empire 1886 1894 View

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