The reality sucked before the governments collapsed. The reality is there is no magic. If you look at earlier instances of countries becoming capitalist, they all went through a rough time.
In effect, you're expecting a bumper harvest before you've even bought the farm.
What am I 'expecting', late -- ?
You can't say that all of the countries on earth that wanted to overthrow their monarchies / feudalism -- not unlike the U.S. did -- had unencumbered routes to it.
Grade-school-level treatments don't suffice here, late -- there was no 'blank slate' for all countries industrializing in the 20th century, contrary to your McDonalds tray liner version of history.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... ime_change