Translation of subversive in Spanish:

subversive

Pronunciation: /səbˈvɜːrsɪv; səbˈvɜːsɪv/

adjective/adjetivo

  • [activity/literature/element] subversivo
    More example sentences
    • Over 60 of its members, including its leader, were arrested and accused of espionage, subversive activities and other crimes.
    • He has even banned subversive activities such as opera, ballet and the circus.
    • Thus we have the makings of a quite subversive literary tradition that seeks to undermine the tightly controlled world of the urban elites.

noun/nombre

  • elemento (masculine) subversivo

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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.