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Vaud



Introduction of Vaud
Canton in the W with its capital at Lausanne. Inhabitedsince prehistoric times, it was the home of theHelvetii, originally subdued by Julius Caesar. Thearea later came under the Roman Empire. It was partof Transjurane Burgundy from 888 to 1032 and in1536 passed to the Bernese, who forcibly imposed theReformation. The region revolted against Bern in1798 and joined the Helvetic Republic as the cantonof Leman. It became part of the Swiss Confederationin 1803.Canton in the W with its capital at Lausanne. Inhabitedsince prehistoric times, it was the home of theHelvetii, originally subdued by Julius Caesar. Thearea later came under the Roman Empire. It was partof Transjurane Burgundy from 888 to 1032 and in1536 passed to the Bernese, who forcibly imposed theReformation. The region revolted against Bern in1798 and joined the Helvetic Republic as the cantonof Leman. It became part of the Swiss Confederationin 1803.