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- 1 (portento, prodigio) wonder las siete maravillas del mundo the seven wonders of the world las maravillas de la tecnología moderna the wonders o/or marvels of modern technology la catedral es una verdadera maravilla the cathedral is absolutely wonderful o/or marvelous volvió del viaje contando maravillas he came back from his trip quite delighted with the way it had gone borda que es una maravilla she embroiders beautifully mi secretaria es una maravilla my secretary is absolutely wonderful ¡qué maravilla de niño! se ha portado como un santo what a lovely child!, he's behaved like an angel a las mil maravillas, nos atendieron a las mil maravillas they were extremely kind to us todo salió a las mil maravillas everything turned out beautifully o wonderfully o marvelously de maravilla wonderfully se lleva de maravilla con él she gets on wonderfully (well) with him ahora funciona de maravilla it works beautifully now cocina de maravilla he is a wonderful o/or marvelous cook me vino de maravilla it came at just the right time, it was just what I needed hacer maravillas to work wonders
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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.