War in the Vendee

The War in the Vendée (1793 to 1796) was a civil war and counterrevolution in the Vendée between suppressed Catholics and Royalists on the one hand and Republicans on the other, during the French Revolution.

Some scholars consider the killing of hundreds of thousands of Catholic Vendeans by the anticlerical French state at the end of the war to be the first modern genocide. The Vendée is a coastal region, located immediately south of the Loire River in western France.