The libeling of the monarchs by the philosophs etc. before the French Revolution is well known, but the Mad Monarchist wonders how much of the "history" we "know" about Louis XVI is agiprop that was planted by the Brits.
and wonders what would have happened if they had gotten back Canada, reformed SE Asia and forced the Brits to pull back in India etc.
And it notes that the military used by Napoleon was built upon Louis' reforms.
Of course, the backstory of all this was that France was broke, and badly in need of reform, as Mike Duncan relates in his revolutions podcast.
Not my area of expertise...