Attempt at Alternate History Below:
And so, the #OccupyTogether protests grew in size and prominence, and the ruling class could not ignore them any longer. By 2012, they grew to such size that the government established emergency rule over the United States. This did not stop the throngs of people from organizing on underground servers.
Then on May 1st, 2012, renegade Anons sent out a widespread DDoS attack on the New York Stock Exchange, essentially crippling the system. Though the attack only lasted a few hours, such an event was prominent enough to stop trade completely, gaining the attention of the government who shut down all power in the country temporarily, to disarm the protest movement.
However, by temporary, they meant for an indefinite period of time. Power was still out by Election Day 2012. Therefore, the votes could not be counted electronically but were instead done the old-fashioned way with paper. The vote-counters, burned-out as many were, became absolutely irate when they had to count millions upon millions of votes. Not wanting to do the tedious job, they committed voter fraud and Barack Obama became president for a second term.
This move by the U.S. government to shut down power for the entire country, and to commit widespread voter fraud, was met with great scorn in the United Nations, especially among the delegates from the Middle East, who used this fiasco as an opportunity to pressure the UN to enact sanctions on the U.S.A. Convincing the delegates representing members of many developing nations as well, as well as China, Russia, France, and Great Britain on the Security Council, doing acts of arm-twisting to convince the American delegate not to veto it, the resolution passed with a super-majority.
The sanctions weakened the U.S. government to the point in which storming Washington D.C. was easy for the protestors. President Barack Obama conceded to the protestors and stepped down from office without a single shot fired. The chosen leader of the new country of the United Socialist States of America was Stewart Alexander, the Socialist Party USA candidate for the 2012 election that never really happened.
So how's that for a first try? Leave a comment and tell me what you think.