Imagine this scenario: the country has abundant agricultural potential. Government officials covet the wealth in the land, businesses, and other resources of the nation. Officials make laws such that businesses and farmers cannot afford to stay in business (example: price fixes on commodoties below the cost of production. Producers stop producing, as they would have to sell their production at a loss). Officials then rage publicly against the producers, calling them criminals who are starving the nation by refusing to produce. A nation of people who are hungry, and who simply take the word of any party official who promises them many government benefits, agrees that these evil producers deserve whatever the government sees fit to do to them.
In the more benign scenario, legal methods employed simply drive the producers out of business, and then the officials are given title to those farms and businesses in quick property transfer deals.
Once the ownership has changed hands to official insiders, the price controls are lifted! Onerous government regulations are lifted or waivers are granted! NOW the businesses and farms can produce, and if the production prices are too high for the ordinary citizenry to purchase the production, the government prints lots of currency to purchase products from the insider-owned businesses.
There are Americans who find this scenario morally repugnant, and would defend all of us against it. Some may serve in military now. People need to have a strong sense of honor to be in the service.
You might want to try to predict just who the military is apt to be in your scenario. Is it a righteous one, or a gang working for pay or a bit of food for family?