Louis XIV experiences a brain injury that causes him to get Napoleon's personality

Futurist

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What if early on in his reign French King Louis XIV would have experienced a severe brain injury that caused him to have a personality similar to that of Napoleon in real life? As in, becoming a tactical genius, a huge visionary with plans and ambitions for all of Europe, et cetera.

For the record, a brain injury did turn his guy into a mathematician, so it's theoretically possible: A Beautiful Mind: Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius

Anyway, in this scenario, with his new personality, Louis XIV is going to have decades of his reign still ahead of him. What exactly is he going to do differently in comparison to real life and what are the results of this going to be?
 
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What if early on in his reign French King Louis XIV would have experienced a severe brain injury that caused him to have a personality similar to that of Napoleon in real life? As in, becoming a tactical genius, a huge visionary with plans and ambitions for all of Europe, et cetera.

For the record, a brain injury did turn his guy into a mathematician, so it's theoretically possible: A Beautiful Mind: Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius

Anyway, in this scenario, with his new personality, Louis XIV is going to have decades of his reign still ahead of him. What exactly is he going to do differently in comparison to real life and what are the results of this going to be?
The aftermath of the Battle of Beachy Head would have resulted in a full blown invasion of England. In otl, after Tourville destroyed the Dutch and English fleets, the English had nothing left in the English channel to stop a French invasion. But the French hadn't even thought that far ahead. French inaction in the days immediately after Beachy Head caused them to lose their temporary naval advantage in the English channel and with it the invasion of England. Louis XIV with Napoleon's personality would have seized that opportunity because he would have already planned for an invasion.
 
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Futurist

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The aftermath of the Battle of Beachy Head would have resulted in a full blown invasion of England. In otl, after Tourville destroyed the Dutch and English fleets, the English had nothing left in the English channel to stop a French invasion. But the French hadn't even thought that far ahead. French inaction in the days immediately after Beachy Head caused them to lose their temporary naval advantage in the English channel and with it the invasion of England. Louis XIV with Napoleon's personality would have seized that opportunity because he would have already planned for an invasion.
What year was this opportunity?
 

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The aftermath of the Battle of Beachy Head would have resulted in a full blown invasion of England. In otl, after Tourville destroyed the Dutch and English fleets, the English had nothing left in the English channel to stop a French invasion. But the French hadn't even thought that far ahead. French inaction in the days immediately after Beachy Head caused them to lose their temporary naval advantage in the English channel and with it the invasion of England. Louis XIV with Napoleon's personality would have seized that opportunity because he would have already planned for an invasion.
How do you think that this invasion would have gone?
 

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