The war in Vendee lasted for a period of three years (1793 – 1796). There were many reasons for the war in Vendee but the major reasons were rising land taxes, the execution of Louis XVI, the expansion of the revolutionary war, the national government’s attack on the church and the introduction of conscription.
The uprising started small but it escalated quickly. The trigger point was the execution of Louis XVI. The government’s response was swift and it triggered a war in the region. The fight for country lasted for about three years with violence and mass killing.
The Revolution in 1789 did not have much impact in the Vendee, a deeply religious area/ Only minor disturbances occurred. But in 1790 when the government imposed religious restrictions on the catholics, there was serious discontent.
The War in the Vendée really began in 1793 when forced conscription began. The uprising raged for three years to 1796. It was a civil war and counterrevolution between the suppressed Catholics and Royalists on the one hand and the Republicans on the other.