It is November 20XX, and America has just woken up to its first morning of communist government. Here is what I would expect to see: 1) Reporters from the LA Times, NYT etc are arrested and incarcerated for 're-education'. TV stations, newspapers and blogs are largely closed. Some remain operational, but with government employees on the editorial panel. 2) The government nationalises entire key industries, namely banking, mining, energy, transport and telecommunications. 3) Trade union representatives are given seats on the boards of all remaining listed companies, with most companies also being delisted. 4) The US dollar is fixed at a flat rate to the Yuan and Euro. 5) Secret police attend every university and 'suspicious' cultural group. 6) All communications are monitored by the state. 7) Membership of the Party becomes mandatory for all civil servants. 8) Detention without trial becomes the norm. Citizens can be arrested and held for any reason. 9) The military are allotted 20% of the seats in Congress and the Senate. 10) Political parties are outlawed.