Unlike previous generation, this kid maybe destined for a historic role!
Could it be like this?
200X Witnessing fatal failures of numerous banking rescues because they fight basic math.
200X Enactment of various LARGE taxes to correct "social imbalances"
201X Enactement of one time Wealth tax
201X An absolute desperation of the formerly greatest nation in the universe, it has been 20+ years since the most significant innovation was invented and there was nothing else after.
201X Comparable wealth and technology (civilian and military) existed in several dominant earth nations, including USA.
201X A US "hero" arises, could be your kid, but doesn't matter really, and he promises food and social justice for everyone at seemingly very little cost and sacrifices.
202X(early) Some academics and their books would be BURNED. Something about writings of the REAL cost of the "miracle".
202X The cost involves taking a small area outside USA and integrated as a US state. Something about energy source.
202X Several small areas outside USA are "integrated" as well, with minor protests from the inhabitants. All news from these "areas" are controlled before they reached the outside universe.
202X A large area outside USA and this area borders to a US rival is "integrated" causing a near full-scale conflict with the "rival" but was ended with the "hero's" promise not to integrate any more land.
202X Two pronged wars were started by USA, who claimed that rivals would invade at any moment. USA population would be 5% of the world, and wealth / technology still comparable to the rest.
202X The expansion came to a halt when a massive Russian winter stopped the Big Red One outside of Moscow.
202X (late) The "rogue nations" were pushing back. News from the front are getting hard to come by. Younger and younger recruits were sent, including YOUR KID, who volunteers! Congrats!. Propaganda all mentioned how every time just 1 hero defeated HUNDREDS of barbarians in various remote places in the world, as long as the faith to the "hero" is maintained. Continuous emphasis on "quality" to try and defeat overwhelming "quantity" from two fronts.
203X After continuous retreats, the Battle of Capitol Hill begins. *Video games would later be made off this battle, in which hundreds of volunteer and a couple of Abrams IX tanks heroically sacrificed themselves just to buy a couple of hours.
203X The Hero comitted suicide. (If this is your kid, the HISTORIC ROLE is fulfilled here!)
203X A white flag is flown on the capitol, by none other than YOUR KID, who is at the time a captain in his FOLK-STORMER brigade. Thus the HISTORIC ROLE is fulfilled.
An alternate history would probably be more plausible though you may agree that this wont quite have the historic role of the previous alternate history, but here it is anyway:
Your kid works for a call center of Arabic banks/Asian banks collecting past due cell phone bills from 201X to 204X when he dies of cancer due to unchecked radiation from lack of shielding from nearby nuclear reactor, owned by the same company he works for. :D
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