Translation of battalion in Spanish:

battalion

Pronunciation: /bəˈtæljən/

noun/nombre

  • batallón (masculine) battalions of workers/strikers ejércitos (masculine plural) de obreros/huelguistas
    More example sentences
    • It has, however, successfully filled a gap produced by the collapse of the big battalions of the international secular Left.
    • India's specialized technology institutes are turning out battalions of software wizards.
    • Legislation was introduced to control prices, and exports, to requisition cereals, and to organize labour battalions to work the land.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.