bluebunny replied to your post: are the equalists supposed to be analogous to communists ?

since korra takes place in a sino-centric universe, there’s also a possibility that it was influenced by mao zedong and the chinese communists.

and his technological advancements in his Five-Year Plans would match up w/ Amon’s backing of Future Industries to produce all of his super-advanced Equalist equipment - and while Mao’s focus on technology over farming caused a ton of people to starve WHOA IF THERE WERE SUDDENLY NO EARTHBENDERS IT WOULD PROBABLY BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY NORMIES TO FARM IN KORRA-VERSE SO TONS OF PEOPLE WOULD STARVE THERE, TOO