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n.1.Slaughter of the people.
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One sobering legacy of the Revolution and the Vendean War it instigated is described by The Black Book of Communism, a 1998 study compiled by a group of French academics: "Lenin compared the Cossacks to the Vendee during the French Revolution and gladly subjected them to a program of what Gracchus Babeuf, the 'inventor' of modern Communism, characterized in 1795 as 'populicide.'"