I didn't wan to miss this bandwagon unlike the Poketalia one so ta da (?
Omg Kami LOVES Avatar <3 <3
It is not even funny I still watch it //screams
Okay so Panama is a Earthbender because of so many reasons.
The Panama Canal would make you think she would be a waterbender?
But no. The canal, remember, was dug from the ground. Its pretty much a giant ditch with metal locks. After Toph, we know that earthbenders can now metalbend. Anyways, even though the Canal is US-made, people who actually dug weren't all Americans (while many, many were). Panamanian labor was cheep and easy, they dug their canal along side the Americans, The French, Germans, Africans and etc. people who came to build it. The locks are what make the canal special, there's a series of them which lower and raise ships to sea level so that they can pass through the canal. They basically bend water with the help of the earth + metal. This ta da, earth bender (?
Plus Earthebenders are always the natural nation and Panama is one of the most ecological countries in the world. Panama still is dense jungle even though it is one of the most industrialized. Lmao Panama City is like the Ba Sing Sei of this AU, a big city, while the other portions of the countries work naturally. Panama City though is the only capital in the whole world to boast a rainforest within city limits. It's also 2nd largest rain forest on that whole side of the globe. It is marked by a chain of mountains in the west, moderate hills in the interior, and a low range on the east coast. There are extensive forests in the fertile Caribbean area.
Plus agriculture is 60% of all Panama exports.
And then she just looks exactly like an Earthebender with black hair and green eyes lmao.
Omg the outfit <3 I like how it looks. The patterns are native based + the pollera gala patterns. The thing on her head is a panama temblique, the national headdress. It is made up of so many different peices it won't stay on if the hair is down thus Maria's hair is pulled up in a bun with loost strands that don't fit hanging loose because lmao her hair is too long (?
Ahh it makes her look like an earthbending princess <333
The gold is extremely important to Panama, it was also insanely important to Spain during the Spanish times. Gold is also one of the largest exports, Panama holds as much gold as Colombia. Spain also always imported all the gold from their empire to Panama (which is why the British annoyed her all the time lmao she was gold-rich). Blah blah. I mentioned this before.
Art/Panama © Me
Hetalia © Himaruya Hidekaz