So this is my first blog post, and I am going to try and explain some possible historical events/eras that could be connected and or an influence to Legend of Korra. I'm a major history nerd, so this should be interesting. I'll talk about Korra, Mako and Bolin, the Equalist Revolt, and other possible connections. I thought I should mention that Mike and Bryan have said that A:TLA "era" was equivalent to the 1850s in our history and that Legend of Korra is obviously a representation of the Roaring 20s. Check Tumblr if you need it confirmed.
The first character I will discuss is Korra. In my opinion, she is a great example of a "flapper", or a girl who goes against the idea of acceptable behavior for girls. Not that I'm saying that all the girls in Legend of Korra will be pompous, snotty jerks, but Korra is said to be a "tomboy." She doesn't mind fighting people, in fact, she enjoys it. She fights in a sport that is equivalent to boxing, not that it is bad. While we don't know as much about how she will act in certain social interactions, it will certainly provide us with some interesting info.
Next up is Mako and Bolin. Mako, to me, reminds me of a World War I soldier who came home from the war and is changed for the worst. He is a very good example of a member of the Lost Generation, or young men who came of age during WWI and had fought in the war, and became saddened and bitter at life because of all the things they had saw. Perhaps, since him and Bolin were orphaned as kids and had to grow up on the streets, Mako witnessed some events that changed his views on life and people around him. He may now realize that life is not all fun and games. It may stem from the fact that he had to become the adult at a young age. However, it seems to me that the thing that keeps Mako going is his brother Bolin and that he wants a better life for him and his brother. Bolin on the other hand, is a good example of a person who avoided WWI and is enjoying the marvels and joys of his world. Once again, this info is an opinion.
Lastly, I will discuss the Equalist revolt. The revolt appears to be a mix of the Russian Revolution during the early 1900s and maybe a bit of Holocaust influence, perhaps? Just to clarify, do the Equalists kill benders, capture them and detain them in dreadful camps, or another thing? Because if they kill them, it is definitely like the Russian Revolution because there was bloodshed constantly and disorder everywhere. If they detain them, then it may be like the Holocaust, but that may be stretching it a bit, but once again, I am not fully sure what their tactics are.
Some last minute thoughts I would like to address are random things. Can anyone see the factories being inspected throughly for working conditions like work reform in the 20s and possible strikes at Hiroshi Sato's factories? Or will there be jazz clubs like in the 20s? Or, one of my personal favorites, anyone think there may be some vaudeville acts like Charlie Chaplin or the Three Stooges? :D
Please comment on your thoughts about stuff like this and ask questions if you don't understand certain things. I thank you for your time to read this and appreciate any input given.