Talk:Vaud

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To the new user (I assume it's somebody new) who created this entry:

Welcome to the Wikipedia. I hope you decide to stay around and continue to help out! You might want to have a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. States and see if a similar format is suitable for the Swiss cantons. In any case, it would be good if all the canton articles were consistent in format and aimed to at least contain the same basic information. --Robert Merkel 09:41, 5 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Latin Europe[edit]

Hello Vaud! There is a vote going on at Latin Europe that might interest you. Please everyone, do come and give your opinion and votes. Thank you. The Ogre (talk) 21:18, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Suspect unreferenced history[edit]

The Bernese occupants were not popular amongst the population and the French Revolutionary troops were received with enthusiasm in 1798. The French troops were victorious and a Lemanic Republic was declared. This was soon turned into the canton of Léman, which in 1803 joined the Swiss confederation.

It seems very improbable that opinions and feelings about the Bernese and about the French Revolution, let alone invasion or liberation by French Revolutionary troops, would have been other than divided. I think it's quite inappropriate to make claims about 'not popular' or 'enthusiasm' without at least supplying a source, but preferably (as it would still not carry any credibility) identifying with whom the Bernese were unpopular and the invaders were received enthusiastically.

I'm not inclined to edit this until I know more about it. However I am removing the trivia about Ian Fleming and his (fictitious?) biography of James Bond. There are much more significant people to mention in connection with Vaud, though perhaps under 'Lausanne' etc rather than here. At any rate I hope that if someone is passionate about restoring the Fleming/Bond connection they'll find or make a better spot than in the history section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alkhowarizmi (talkcontribs) 13:29, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

It's a well known fact that the French speaking Swiss are not (shall we say) "best of friends" with regards to the German speaking Swiss. This text is fine and does not need editing. -- Île flottɑnte~Floɑting islɑnd Talk 20:32, 10 January 2010 (UTC)