Latveria = Latvia?

#1 Edited by fishinsoup (36 posts) - - Show Bio

I found this pretty interesting and there may be some historical references to Latvia's history. Is Latvia more or less inspiration to Latveria?
Wasn't Jack Kirby born in Latvia?

#2 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

Jack Kirby was born in New York. lol
No, I doubt there is any other connection between the two countries other than Stan and Jack thinking the name sounded cool.

#3 Edited by fishinsoup (36 posts) - - Show Bio

There was a very popular writer or artist in Marvel who was born in Latvia. I can't remember which one. 
P.S. That was Gil Kane

#4 Posted by Paracelsus (1280 posts) - - Show Bio

No of course Latveria has no similarity to Latvia-which was annexed by the USSR (along with Eastern Poland) under the terms of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact along with Lithuania and Estonia and did not formally regain its independent status until the collapse of the USSR in December 1991!


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