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Just deleted two excess commas in the history section, notably "King Henri IV[comma- now deleted] issued the Edict of Nantes in...". 02:31, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Why is there no reference to the excellent article "Revolt in the Vendee" on this page?

Inhabitants "Vendéens" pronunciation[edit]

There was a little mistake in the "Geography & Climate" paragraph; the term "Vendéen" should be pronounced [vãdeɛ̃] (not [vãdeã]) (as in "gardien" [gardiɛ̃](french for "guardian") Baldodo (talk) 16:57, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

New to this gig[edit]

I've updated and expanded the section on "economy" and removed some links that appeared to be solely there to push someone's accomodation provision business. I'll work up the rest of the entry as and when I can, but I am new to Wiki-ing (as that a word?) so any constructive criticism welcome....


It is all well and good to be against what is pretty objectively a genocide of the revolutionary troops, but this article goes beyond that and is, let's call it, touchingly nostalgic for the ancien régime. It is right and proper to point out republican war crimes and not to make a faux-bipartisan issue out of the slaughter. But this article blurs the distinction between the political dispute (which had much more complex roots than just good upstanding clerical-minded citizens being robbed) and the horrific war. Someone needs to erase the appeals to emotion. (talk) 19:10, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

I think the "touchingly nostalgic" is a tad harsh, but I agree that the tone of this section is not nearly nuetral. I'll work up some references and see if I can't come up with something more objective in tone. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:09, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

How neutral does one have to be about the Reign of Terror ? Solzhenitsyn referred to Tambov as " [our] Vendée ". He was right. The "Republicans" didn't use poison gas of course ...but otherwise the comparison seems valid. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zioguido (talkcontribs) 00:45, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Eight months on and we're still waiting for the "balancing" point of view. How long do we have to wait? JKeck (talk) 18:32, 4 February 2012 (UTC)