>>86934344>But it never happens, does it? Korra never attempts to resolve the conflict by mediation or compromise.
There's two reasons for that.
The first is that the hot-blooded Korra was meant as a contrast to the diplomatically inclined Aang. He was all about thinking his way out of conflict, but he abhorred violence. Korra was a warrior who found herself coming of age in a time of peace.
The second is that the villains were all externalized, "fun house mirror" reflections of Korra's own issues. You can't compromise with your own character flaws. You overcome them.
Amon: The embodiment of how Korra first and foremost defined herself as a bender, and how her whole life revolved around bending. He was such a threat because he could strip Korra of her identity.
Unalaq: He was Korra's obsession with legacy, and living in the shadow of Aang (and all the other Avatars too). In a Book devoted to daddy issues for everyone, it's no surprise that Korra loses her connection to all her past lives. Book 2 was meant to show Korra overcome her self-doubt about Aang, a spiritual figure as embodied in her substitute daddy figure of an uncle.
The Red Lotus: Korra is a thug who repeatedly showed little respect for political figures, so throw her up against anarchist opposed to politics. Worse, they see HER, the Avatar, as a political institution, and so the shoe is on the other foot.
Kuvira: In contrast to Korra's repeated delinquency as an Avatar, Kuvira is super into solving the world's problems... as a nationalist. It's up to the internationalist Korra to cowboy up to stop her, setting aside her own nationalist sentiments (like in Book 2) for a grander, non-political humanitarianism...
...although that admittedly manifests as reactionary conservatism, going Westphalia on Lady Napoleon's Earth Empire, but that's Korra.